Light mixed rain and snow will transition into a steady rain over the weekend.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Northern Oneida, Madison, Southern Oneida, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware and Sullivan counties.

Steadier rain arrives later Saturday and continues into Saturday night ahead of a strong storm over the Midwest. It will be mild on Sunday with just some scattered showers around. Colder weather and snow showers return early next week.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central New York.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

A period of light snow, possibly mixed with light rain today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

A period of steady rain will develop later Saturday into Saturday night. The rain could start as a mix of snow and sleet Saturday evening.

Warming temperatures and additional rainfall combined with melting snow could lead to some minor poor drainage flooding issues over the weekend. Significant rises are expected on area rivers and streams, but flooding is not expected on the main stem rivers at this time.

US National Weather Service Binghamton NY

Extended Forecast From NWS:

Today
Chance of light snow, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Cloudy, with a low around 27. Light west wind.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow before 10pm, then rain, snow, and sleet between 10pm and 1am, then rain after 1am. Low around 34. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday
Rain likely before 1pm, then showers likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

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.
  • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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[NWS]