We have school closings and delays due to power outages across CNY. We're also expecting rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds as high as 50 mph.

From ice storms over the weekend to 50 mph winds with thunderstorms and heavy rain to some possible flooding tomorrow we just can't seem to catch a break.

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...Oneida, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins,
Madison, Cortland, Chenango and Otsego Counties.

* WINDS...Southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING...The strongest winds are expected late tonight into
Monday morning.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

The National Weather Service reports wind advisories are issued when sustained wind speeds of 30 mph and/or wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds of this magnitude could cause minor damage to trees, power lines, and weaker structures. Persons in the advisory area should secure all loose objects. If you are traveling through the advisory area keep a firm grip on the wheel, especially for those driving high profile vehicles.

The National Weather Service says a powerful storm with a strong cold front will sweep through the area today. This system will bring heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms, and widespread strong winds. Colder air will arrive tonight behind the system, bring rain and snow showers that will continue into Tuesday.

Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 46. Windy, with an east wind 22 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Rain showers likely before 4 am, then snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers before 9 am, then rain showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. West wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

IF YOU LOSE POWER:

National Grid's Power Outage Map shows where the downed power lines are and what they're doing to fix the situation. If you come across a downed power line, always assume it's live, as it could save your life. You can report or check a power outage they even give you a summary of the weather and remind you about carbon monoxide poisoning, also known as the silent killer.

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Winter Weather Preparation:

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
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