Hazardous Driving Conditions With Gusty Winds Over 40 MPH In CNY
A cold front sweeping into CNY brings a period of rain gradually changing to scattered lake effect snow showers with gusty winds.
CNY will see sustained winds at15-25 mph, with gusts up to around 40 mph...at this time NWS says wind speeds will be just below advisory levels for most locations.
The NWS out of Binghamton has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook:
A sharp cold front will bring colder temperatures, scattered snow showers and gusty northwest winds this afternoon. Expect sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to around 40 mph at times, especially over the higher terrain. These winds could snap small branches, make driving difficult for high profile vehicles and even cause isolated power outages. Use caution and monitor the latest weather forecast.
CNY Hazardous Weather Outlook for this weekend:
A storm will track from the midwest to off the Middle Atlantic coast Saturday night and Sunday and then eventually off the New England coast Sunday night. This storm will bring a mix of rain, snow, and some freezing rain to a large part of south-central New York, northeast Pennsylvania and the Catskills Saturday night and Sunday. The mixed precipitation will taper off by Sunday evening. The potential exists for up to 2 inches of snow mainly over the Poconos and Catskills with an inch or less elsewhere in south-central New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Many areas could see a brief period of freezing rain as well. Travel could be impacted Saturday night and Sunday especially over the higher terrain and in the Poconos and Catskills. If you are planning to travel during this time, keep informed of the weather.
A mix of snow, rain and freezing rain will develop Saturday night and last into Sunday
Today: Rain showers likely before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 3pm and 4pm, then a chance of snow showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 33 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 8 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday: A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 20%.