Winter Storm Watch Goes in Effect for Areas of Central New York Tonight
We've lucked out so far when it comes to accumulating snowfall, but it looks like that luck is going to run out. A Winter Storm Watch goes in effect tonight.
The National Weather Service of Binghamton announced this Winter Storm Watch for Oneida, Onondaga, and Madison Counties, from 7pm Monday (Dec. 11) through 6pm Wednesday (Dec. 13).
So what's the timeline and how much snow will we see? According to the National Weather Service of Binghamton, this is what we can expect:
Snow tonight and Tuesday, followed by possible heavy lake effect snow Tuesday night and Wednesday. Travel during the morning commute on Tuesday may be difficult. Total snow accumulations of more than 7 inches are possible.
The National Weather Service also warns of whiteout conditions Tuesday night into Wednesday, so if you don't have to travel during that time, it may be best to just stay home.
As with any weather forecast, it's extremely difficult to get exact measurements correct, especially before this storm actually moves into our area. We could end up with just a few inches of snow, or we could end up with more than what's predicted (remember Winter Storm Stella?). Either way, some accumulation is expected with this storm.