Most of us would prefer snow over freezing rain, but like it or not, we'll get what Mother Nature delivers. And freezing rain is what the National Weather Service says she will be bringing.

A Hazardous Weather Outlook is calling for freezing rain Saturday followed by a mix of rain and snow for Sunday.

 

* WHERE... Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-
Otsego-Tioga-Broome-Delaware-

* WHAT...

DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Rain spreads into the area tonight, mixing in with freezing rain through early Saturday morning. Freezing rain could last an hour or two with a few hundredths of ice accumulations possible before the change over to rain.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Rain continues the rest of Saturday, then changes over to snow
Saturday night with rain and snow continuing Sunday. A couple of inches of snow is possible across the higher elevations by Sunday evening, with amounts less than an inch across the valleys. Rain and snow could lead to slick roadways Saturday through Sunday night.

Weather.gov

 

Adding a little concern to Saturday's freezing rain will be strong winds with gusts in excess of 25 miles per hour. Downed power lines and limbs will be of some concern.

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