- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of eastern New York, where more than a foot of snow is expected to fall by Friday morning.

Forecasters say the heaviest accumulations will likely occur in the Hudson Valley and Catskills starting late Wednesday night and continuing into Friday morning. Snowfall totals of 10 to 14 inches are possible in some areas, with wind gusts up to 25 mph.

The storm arrives on the heels of a cold snap that sent temperatures plunging below zero Wednesday morning from western New York to the Albany area.

The low hit 30 below in Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, minus-23 in Watertown in northern New York and 16 below in Elmira in the Southern Tier.

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