Storm downgraded to warning for this area

Niskayuna Coop cashier Mike Foster, right, on Monday cashes out Ben Chang with groceries, preparing for the snowstorm about to hit the area.Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette PhotographerNiskayuna Coop cashier Mike Foster, right, on Monday cashes out Ben Chang with groceries, preparing for the snowstorm about to hit the area.<br />Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer
Niskayuna Coop cashier Mike Foster, right, on Monday cashes out Ben Chang with groceries, preparing for the snowstorm about to hit the area.Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

Niskayuna Coop cashier Mike Foster, right, on Monday cashes out Ben Chang with groceries, preparing for the snowstorm about to hit the area.
Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

By MARK MCGUIRE, HALEY VICCARO
Gazette Reporters

NEW YORK — The Capital Region will get a glancing blow from a monster nor’easter described as potentially historic that’s expected to unload up to two feet of snow from New Jersey to Maine through today.

The storm, beginning with Monday night snowfall coupled with cold temperatures and gusting winds, is expected to make this morning’s commute treacherous at best in the Capital Region.

Overnight, the National Weather Service downgraded winter storm warnings for this area to winter weather advisories because the storm was taking a more easterly track. Meteorologists at Accuweather say the Schenectady area will likely get 2-4 inches of snow today.

“We are looking for the Capital District to see 10-14 inches [of snow], with Schenectady being on the western side of that being closer to 10, and with Rensselaer being closer to 14,” National Weather Service meteorologist George Maglaras said Monday. “We could have bands [of snow] form which could make it very variable.”

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