Parts of New York to be hit with up to 10 inches of snow on April Fool’s Day

Parts of New York state are expected to be socked with up to 10 inches of snow Thursday – and that’s no April Fool’s joke.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for central portions of the Empire State, where between 5 and 10 inches – and even more in the Adirondacks – could come down, The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports.

The watch will be in effect from late Wednesday through late Thursday for most of upstate north of the Southern Tier, from western New York through the Adirondacks.

“Greater than 4 inches of snow is looking more likely for much of the Finger Lakes region into the New York Thruway corridor, with isolated amounts of 6 inches where the heaviest snow band sets up,” said the weather service office in Binghamton.

The storm will start as rain before turning into snow as temperatures fall Wednesday night into Thursday morning – but it won’t stick around thanks to the strong sun this time of year, according to the report.

The high will be 39 degrees on Thursday, with a low of 23 degrees at night, in the region, according to the weather service.

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