Snow could fall for several hours this weekend in the Hudson Valley with up to eight inches now predicted.

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Following a weekend of record-breaking heat, the last thing many in the Hudson Valley expected to hear was snow was on the way. However, it's still early-January, so that means we are still in peak Winter season and snow is in the forecast for the region this weekend

The Weather Channel initially reported close to a foot of snow could call on Saturday for Orange County, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam counties.

Since that initial forecast, The Weather Channel has downgraded the storm slightly and now believes 3 to 5 inches of snow will fall on Saturday with 1 to 3 more inches of snow coming early Sunday.

Hudson Valley Weather has yet to release a full forecast but believes a range of 2 to 8 inches of snow for the region "appears reasonable."

Snow is expected to develop Saturday afternoon with moderate to heavy snow falling around sunset, according to Hudson Valley Weather.

"Confidence on the base setup of this storm is rather high at this point," Hudson Valley Weather wrote on Facebook. 

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