The National Weather Service in Binghamton has forecast the first significant Lake Effect snowstorm of the season tonight, Thursday, into Friday morning.

Southern Oneida, Herkimer and Lewis counties are under a Lake Effect snow advisory while Northern Oneida and Oswego counties will face a Lake Effect Snow warning.

The areas under the advisory such as Utica, Rome, Little Falls and Lowville c0uld see 3 to 7 inches of snow including heavy bursts of snow.  The advisory is in effect from 3PM this afternoon until 11AM Friday.

In the warned areas, including Boonville, could see 4 to 8 inches of heavy snow.