DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Residents in Dutchess awoke to a light dusting to an inch of snowfall accumulation Saturday morning.
After a cloudy and dry day, a major storm is expected to sweep through the area Sunday.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Dutchess from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
Snow will overspread the area Sunday morning and is expected to taper off late Sunday night into Monday morning in Dutchess, the National Weather Service.
Snowfall accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected, with higher amounts farther north in the county.
Snow will be heavy at times. Slick roads and poor visibility will result in hazardous travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds will increase, becoming strong and gusty late Sunday night through Monday, causing blowing and drifting of snow.
Northern Westchester, Putnam and Rockland, where a Winter Storm Advisory has been issued from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday, could see 2 to 5 inches of accumulation of snow.
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