Dangerous Winter Weather This Weekend For CNY
We can't seem to catch a break in the weather. April temperatures have been far below normal. Spring won't seem to launch and winter doesn't appear to be leaving. As a result, things could get a bit dicey this weekend.
The National Weather Service is projecting some potentially extreme factors for the Central New York region. The weather could bring snow, sleet, freezing rain, possible power outages, and treacherous driving conditions. Here are the details:
Winter Weather AdvisoryURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Binghamton NY 337 PM EDT Fri Apr 13 2018 Including the cities of Boonville, Penn Yan, Seneca Falls, Auburn, Syracuse, Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, Utica, Cortland, Norwich, and Oneonta 337 PM EDT Fri Apr 13 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SATURDAY TO 2 PM EDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total sleet accumulations of an inch or so possible in northern Oneida county. Additionally, freezing rain will bring ice accretions of a tenth to a quarter of an inch, with localized amounts near three- tenths of an inch possible, particularly over the higher elevations. Rain will slowly change over to freezing rain or sleet, from north to south, and from higher elevations down to the valleys, during the day Saturday, as temperatures drop below 32 degrees. Primarily freezing rain or sleet is anticipated Saturday night into Sunday. * WHERE...Northern Oneida, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Madison, Southern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango, and Otsego Counties. * WHEN...From 2 PM Saturday to 2 PM EDT Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Scattered power outages and tree damage are possible, due to the ice. Untreated surfaces may become slippery, especially Saturday night.
More information is available on the National Weather Service's regional site right here.