Created: 02/13/2014 6:40 AM WHEC.com
Eastern New York is in line for some heavy snow, with the National Weather Service warning of 8 to 16 inches accumulating by Friday morning and near white-out conditions at time.
The weather service says the storm is expected to hit late Thursday morning and continue into Friday morning, with snowfall rates possibly exceeding 3 inches per hour Thursday night.
A winter storm warning is in effect from Schoharie through Warren counties, with the heaviest snow around the Albany area and Schoharie Valley.
The mid-Hudson Valley and eastern Catskills are also under a storm warning with 10 to 20 inches predicted. The higher amounts are most likely in the mountains.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for central New York and the Finger Lakes, where 2 to 5 inches is forecast.