You may have had Spring Fever with temperatures in the 60's but get over it. That Winter Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning for CNY.


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10
inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches near the route 20
corridor in far southern Oneida County is expected.

* WHERE...Northern Oneida and Southern Oneida Counties.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 1 AM EST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult, including
during the morning commute on Friday. Winds gusting as high as
40 mph Friday afternoon will cause areas blowing and drifting
snow, along with scattered power outages. Snow could fall heavy
at times after midnight tonight and into the day on Friday, with
rates potentially up to 1 inch per hour.


Although WKTV is reporting significant uncertainties, they are reporting that lower elevations will fluctuate between snow and rain, but the higher elevations will most likely continue to accumulate heavy snow.

From The National Weather Service out of Binghamton:
"A major winter storm is now expected to impact much of the area starting later this evening and continuing through Friday evening. Rain will change to snow from north to south and from the hilltops to the valley floors Friday evening into Friday night. A period of steady and even heavy snow is expected later tonight into the day on Friday for much of the area. North-Northwest winds will increase substantially Friday afternoon creating areas of blowing snow and possible scattered power outages...very strong north-northwest winds will develop over our area as well. Right now winds are forecast to increase between 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph Friday afternoon and evening. This will combine with the snow to create areas of blowing/drifting snow....along with scattered power outages. Near blizzard conditions are possible over the higher elevations. Periods of snow/snow showers will linger through Friday evening as Atlantic moisture continues to wrap into our area. The snow finally tapers off to scattered snow showers and flurries late Friday night as temperatures fall into the 20s."

Tonight: A chance of rain before 11 pm, then rain and snow likely between 11 pm and 1 am, then snow after 1 am. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 31. East wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Friday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 2 pm. High near 34. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 6 inches.

Friday Night: Snow before 7 pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 7 pm and 4 am. Patchy blowing snow before 8 pm. Low around 31. North wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 1 pm, then scattered rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Northwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

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