Update 5 p.m.: This post has been updated as Orange and Putnam counties have  joined the rest of the Hudson Valley with Winter Storm Watches

Winter Storm Watches have been issued for all of the Hudson Valley with 7 to 14 inches of snow and ice predicted.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Orange Sullivan and Columbia counties. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Dutchess, Ulster and Columbia counties starting at 4 p.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday.  The watch is in effect for Sullivan County from 1 p.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Service is predicting total snow and sleet accumulations of over 7 inches in 12 hours for Dutchess and Ulster counties.

Over 9 inches of snow is possible for Columbia County while Sullivan County could see 8 to 14 inches of snow mixed with some ice, according to the National Weather Service.

The Winter Storm Watch for Orange and Putnam counties start at noon on Saturday and lasts until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Heavy mixed precipitation is possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one-tenth to a quarter of an inch are expected for those counties according to the National Weather Service.

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