The National Weather Service out of Binghamton (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Central NY until 3 pm this afternoon.

CNY will see some ice accumulations from freezing rain, you should plan on slippery conditions especially on area roadways and in parking lots.

Air temperatures will rise above freezing this afternoon-early evening, but with our recent Arctic outbreak, COLD GROUND/ROAD temperatures may still support more ice formation as rain falls. Be very careful on roads that appear wet today; they could easily contain ice

US National Weather Service

General Timing

Icy wintry mix develops this morning. Mid-morning through early afternoon, it continues east across Central NY, and then across Northeast PA this afternoon. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will change to rain during the afternoon and early evening. Ice will persist longest at higher elevations.

US National Weather Service

NWS has two concerns:

  1. Temperatures will be warm enough just a few thousand feet off the ground, to result in freezing rain/sleet becoming the primary precipitation types.
  2. The very cold ground from the Arctic air mass will be slower to respond than the air temperatures. Known road temperatures are only in the mid teens
    to lower 20s...This will rise somewhat as the day carries on, but not in time to prevent icing from occurring on untreated roads even as air temperatures get a bit above freezing.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Extended NWS Forcast:

Today
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1pm, then rain or freezing rain between 1pm and 3pm, then rain after 3pm. High near 38. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Rain. Low around 38. South wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday
Rain and snow showers, becoming all snow after 10am. Temperature falling to around 29 by 4pm. West wind 6 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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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