Snowfall totals for Upstate New York have risen considerably for winter storm Ember.

What a difference a couple of days makes!

What started as a storm that was looking like it would glance Albany and Upstate New York with a few inches of snow is now predicted to bring a much bigger wallop. We have gotten use to our snow predictions going in the other direction of late, so its nice to finally have a good snowmaker making its way here.

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Winter Storm Warning In Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 7 pm this evening (Sat, January 6th) through 7 pm tomorrow (Sun, January 7th) for the Capital Region and surrounding areas Upstate.

News Channel 13 says the heaviest snow will fall overnight into Sunday morning and will taper off Sunday afternoon and evening. NWS says snowfall rates of an inch per hour tonight into early Sunday.

This storm will cause local closings and cancellations, which you can find here.

See below to see the latest snowfall predictions for the local area!

Updated Snowfall Estimates For Winter Storm Ember

Here are the latest snowfall predictions roe the Capital Region and surrounding areas for Saturday, January 6th Sunday, January 7th, 2024 from the National Weather Service.

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The Capital Region's Worst Roads To Drive In The Snow

Driving in the Capital Region can be a chore in the warmer months. But during the winter, there are some roads local drivers would rather avoid. That applies when the snow falls and in some cases when our wintertime nemesis, pool-sized potholes, begin reproducing like rabbits! Here are the worst Capital Region roads to navigate while driving in the snow according to YOU.

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The Capital Region's 5 Best Hills For Sledding & Tubing

Winter is finally starting to act like winter, which means some fresh powder for some snow-sledding and tubing! So we asked you, our listeners, what are the best sledding and snow tubing spots in the Capital Region? We got a lot of great answers, but the hills at these locations were the top 5 favorite spots according to you!

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