A pedestrian walks through morning snow, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across the region on the first work day of 2014, with some areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend
A winter storm is approaching the region with the potential to drop more than a foot of snow.
Winter storm warnings and watches are in effect for the entire region, with the storm promising to make travel messy on the first work day of the new year.
The worst of the storm is expected to hit later on Thursday with bitterly cold temperatures. Parts of Connecticut could see 10 inches of snow before the storm moves on. Already, light snow is falling across much of the region with wind chills hovering around 10-above.
New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo resigned effective midnight Tuesday. In a surprise statement posted to his web site, the 7-term Republican from Merrick says he will become CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Fuschillo's departure leaves both the state senate and Long Island in a precarious situation.
Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy. The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.
Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday. This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.