The National Weather Service has upgraded the 'Winter Weather Advisory' for the Utica area to a 'Winter Storm Warning.'

This winter storm has been a tricky one, and quite messy. Last night we were looking at a Winter Storm Warning for Northern Herkimer, Hamilton, and Northern Warren Counties. That warning is looking to expire soon, but may be replaced with another warning, watch, or advisory.

As for Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Oneida, and Cortland Counties - Those areas were under a "Winter Weather Advisory" earlier today that was supposed to last until 6pm tomorrow (Wednesday), but it looks like things may get a little worse than previously expected.

According to the National Weather Service out of Binghamton, those counties (listed above) are now under a Winter Storm Warning until 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday). The National Weather Service says we can expect:

Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6
  inches in the valleys and 6 to 12 inches in the higher
  elevations. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph...
...Snow will continue through the afternoon with heavier
  snow expected tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow intensities
  will be less than 1 inch per hour during the afternoon with
  between 1 and 2 inches per hour tonight and Wednesday morning.
  Snow will taper in intensity Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service warns that travel could become difficult this afternoon, tonight, and into tomorrow morning. As always in this kind of weather, give yourself extra time to get to where you need to be, use extreme caution, and if you don't need to be out and about, skip it.

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