The National Weather Service out of Binghamton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for CNY as a strong low-pressure system will bring rain and freezing rain to the area through Monday.

National Weather Service

Significant icing from freezing rain is expected. The freezing rain will then transition to rain and snow showers. 1-2 inches of rain may lead to significant rises in smaller rivers and tributaries across the region.

National Weather Service


Northern Oneida-Southern Oneida-Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-Southern Herkimer-including the cities of Boonville, Rome, and Utica, Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk, Frankfort, Dolgeville.

National Weather Service

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total ice accumulations of around a tenth to one-quarter of an inch. Total sleet and snow accumulations of around one inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

National Weather Service

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

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 1 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel could be difficult...especially on secondary roads. The evening commute today and the morning or evening commute Monday may be impacted.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation will start out as rain early this afternoon and change to a mix of freezing rain and sleet this evening. The wintry mix will become mainly freezing rain early Monday morning and continue through the day for elevations above 1200 ft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

National Weather Service

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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