It's not the snow, it's the sleet and freezing rain causing some concern for the next winter storm making a run at Central New York. The National Weather Service has upgraded it to a Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 A.M. TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THROUGH 7 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of one to two-tenths of an inch expected. In the Mohawk Valley, the warning is from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday with 10 to 14 inches of snow and a light glazing of ice.

NOAA.gov

* WHERE...Onondaga, Madison and Oneida Counties.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday. Snow develops Tuesday morning with the main window for accumulations in the late morning and afternoon hours. A change to freezing rain and sleet occurs late afternoon and early evening before changing back to light snow by early Wednesday morning. Snow and ice amounts will vary depending on how quickly the changeovers occur.

NOAA.gov

Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute and definitely the evening commute Tuesday. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph are possible.


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.
  • Download the BIG FROG 104 APP. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.

Power Outages

Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.

National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.

To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743). E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.

You can even report power outages or get the latest information at National Grid’s website.

Power Outage 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.
* Download the Big Frog 104 App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notification.