Here comes winter. Heavy snow and possible record cold temperatures start the work week in central New York. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service says a mix of rain and/or snow is expected Monday. It'll change to all snow late in the day and continue into Tuesday morning. "Some decent accumulations possible."

The heaviest snow is expected in the Finger Lakes, along the Thruway and in Oneida County. Utica, Rome and Boonville could see 5 to 9 inches of snow, creating messy road conditions Tuesday morning.

Photo by National Weather Service

Once the storm passes, a cold front will bring near record to record temperatures for the middle of the week. We'll only reach the 20s on Wednesday and drop to 10 overnight.

Veterans Day: Rain and snow showers. High near 36. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night: Snow. Low around 23. New snow accumulation of around 6 inches.
Tuesday: Snow likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Tuesday Night: tA chance of snow showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Wednesday: A chance of snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Thursday: A chance of snow showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

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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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