A winter storm warning is in effect for Central New York. How much snow can we expect and when will the storm hit us?

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, Tioga, and Broome Counties.

Heavy snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches.

Complicating the morning commute, steady snow is expected to develop between 7 and 8 AM. The heaviest snowfall rates, at times 1 to 2 inches per hour, should occur between roughly 9 AM and 5 PM, with snowfall ending in the evening.

The City of Utica has already issued a Snow Emergency for Wednesday, February 7 and many schools are pre-emptively closing.

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