The easy answer to  could Central New York see a major snowstorm this weekend, is yes. The National Weather Service says while it's too early for specifics on amounts and exact locations, it's not too soon to get prepared. Here's what we know.

Forecasters say, "It still looks good for a potentially major winter storm this weekend." A large low-pressure system will run through the midwest like this past weekend. However, this time the track will take it more north into New England rather than the straight eastern path that went to the DC area.

Forecast models have the storm arriving Saturday with the heaviest snowfall Saturday night into Sunday morning. The storm system will also include a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Currently, the NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook:

Potential exists for a large storm system to track south of the region bringing snow or a wintry mix this weekend. Frigid arctic air moves in behind this system early next week bringing the potential for very low wind chills.

Once the storm system passes, we will be headed back to the freezer with strong winds and arctic temps making for significant wind chill values. The high on Monday will be in the low teens.

Follow the storm forecasts on our weather page.

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 STATION App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.


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