Update, Saturday 12:35 a.m.
Heavy snow is anticipated to continue overnight in the villages—adding up to another five to nine inches.
On Saturday, the National Weather Service says snow will continue "mainly before 9 a.m." There is currently a 60 percent chance of snow for Saturday, with less than inch of additional accumulation.
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There's little doubt Northern Westchester will get hit with a snowstorm tonight.
The National Weather Service as of 5:30 a.m. Friday has predicted three to seven inches of snow will accumulate in the villages today. There is a 100 percent chance of snowfall today and tonight, with a high of 35 degrees during the day. Wind gusts as high as 32 mph are expected; the NWS has issued a winter storm warning and hazardous weather outlook.
Winds are expected to pick up to the 22 to 25 mph range tonight, with gusts up to 37 mph. Six to 10 more inches of snow is expected to night in Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville.
The Pleasantville UFSD has canceled school Friday.
The Briarcliff Manor schools announced this morning that the middle and high school will be dismissed at 11 a.m.; Todd Elementary School will let out at 11:45 a.m. All after-school activities and evening events, along with Saturday events, are canceled.
Con Edison, in a press release Thursday, said it is preparing for outages in the area and will be working with the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.
The company asks customers "take safety precautions and avoid any downed power lines."
To report an outage, call 800-752-6633 or visit www.coned.com/ReportOutage.
"Depending on the severity of storm damage, crews will give priority to restoring service lines that will provide power to the most customers as quickly as possible, then move on to restore smaller groups and individual customers who are without power," Con Edison stated.
From Metro North:
The predicted severity of the winter storm on Friday, February 8 will require Metro-North to change its scheduled service. These changes are in anticipation of providing the best service to ensure your safety.
There will be extra trains during the early afternoon to help customers return home. This schedule will result in reduced service during the PM peak. Train combinations and cancellations are possible at any time, but increase in likelihood as the evening progresses to prevent trains from becoming stranded during the storm. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/S5Cxrf
From New York State Police:
In preparation for the impending snowstorm, the New York State Police in Troop “K” are advising motorists in the Hudson Valley region to refrain from all unnecessary travel on Friday February 8, 2013. Historically, snow storms of this predicted magnitude have resulted in road closures and motorists becoming stranded on the highways. It is anticipated that travel conditions will deteriorate rapidly beginning in the late morning and continuing into the evening hours. Sporadic closures of sections of I-84, the Taconic State Parkway and I-684 throughout the day are anticipated. All vehicular traffic, particularly commercial motor vehicles, are advised to avoid these roadways. All vehicles abandoned on the roadway will be subject to immediate impoundment.
Continue to check this page for weather-related updates Friday.