First Winter Weather Advisory and Storm Watch of the Season in CNY
Ready or not, here comes the snow and some areas in central New York could see as much as 8 inches.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 7pm Sunday to 10am Monday and a Winter Storm Watch of northern Oneida County Monday night into Tuesday.
2 to 5 inches of lake effect snow is expected in central New York including Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca, Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, Utica, Cortland, and Norwich. Wind gusts of 40 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow and possible power outages.
Prepare for slippery road conditions for the Monday morning commute.
Another round of lake effect snow showers is expected Monday night into Tuesday. Northern Oneida county will see the most of it.
Tonight: Rain and snow showers likely before 10pm, then snow showers. Low around 30. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Patchy blowing snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. CNew snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night: Snow showers likely before midnight, then rain and snow showers likely between midnight and 3am, then snow showers likely after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 16 mph. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.
Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers between 11am and 5pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph.
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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.
**FOR 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.