It appears that we have our first chance for a delay this school year. On Monday night and Tuesday, a fast-moving low pressure system will track from the Ohio Valley to New England. This storm will bring the possibility for accumulating snow. At this point, it only looks like we'll pick up a few inches at best, and temperatures will be close enough to freezing for rain to potentially mix in. The timing, however, is cause for concern, as the heaviest of the snow, as of now, looks to fall between 3AM and 9AM. If future model runs trend cooler, our chance of a delay will increase. If the storm trends warmer, our chances for a delay will decrease. In this case, rain would likely mix in, and any snow that does fall would have a hard time sticking.
The image above is the current model projection for 6AM on Tuesday. We are currently in a mostly-snow scenario, but the rain is not far away, with the rain-snow line hovering just to the west of Albany. The current model projection gives us about 3" of snow, with the higher elevations of the Adirondacks receiving 6"-12" of snow.
**More updates to come.**