From temperatures in the 60s to a Winter storm that could bring up to 14 inches of snow. Welcome to central New York. The National Weather Service has upgraded the  Watch to a Warning in what they are calling a 'significant storm' for Boonville, Rome and Utica.

The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11pm tonight, Thursday, March 1st to 1am Saturday.

* 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, are expected.

National Weather Service

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

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

Travel will be very difficult, especially during the Friday morning commute. 40 mph winds Friday afternoon will cause areas blowing and drifting snow, along with scattered power outages. Snow could fall as heavy as 1 inch per pour at times after midnight tonight and into the day on Friday.

March may seem late for a Winter storm but if you recall, last year Stella dumped snow in feet. Luckily we won't see THAT much this time around.

TSM

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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.
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