The storm hitting central New York to end the Thanksgiving weekend and kick off the work week is getting stronger. The Winter Storm Watch is now a Winter Storm Warning from Sunday morning through Monday night for Oneida, Madison and Chenango counties.

The National Weather Service says snow will begin Sunday morning and continue throughout the day, mixing with sleet at times during the afternoon.

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There will be two periods of heavy snow, the first Sunday afternoon, then another round will occur later Sunday night into Monday. Snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour are expected at times.

Total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches, with locally up to 20 inches expected. A light glaze of ice is also possible.

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Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning and evening commutes.

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