There's a "potent winterlike storm looming" that could dump snow in feet over central New York.

The storm is expected to gather in the center of the country before moving east for the start of the work week. "The major impacts of the storm will be largely determined by the storm track," says AccuWeather Meteorologist Nicole LoBiondo.

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Snow and freezing rain in western and central New York could make for a slippery commute. "The changeover to wintry precipitation and the heavy snow will likely cause a travel nightmare for many in the Northeast Monday into Tuesday," LoBiondo adds.

The storm will gather steam as it makes its way into our area. AccuWeather meteorologists predict snowfall totals in central New York could climb into the double digits. The region may see up to 18 inches.

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The snow will likely start in northern New York on Monday and continue into early Tuesday

Once the snow is over, brutally cold temps follow with temperatures dropping to the teens. "This cold air rushing over the warmer waters of the Great Lakes will also to create some lake-effect snow early next week."

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