78
      Wednesday
      89 / 68
      Thursday
      86 / 64
      Friday
      83 / 63

      Lake Effect Snow Warnings and Advisories

      A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, and Chenango counties through 1pm Sunday.

      A Lake Effect Snow Warning means that significant snow is likely in localized areas within the warned area. A large difference in snowfall is likely even within the warned area.

      A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect for Oswego, Ontario, Wayne, Northern Cayuga counties through 7pm today, and for Southern Cayuga, Tompkins, Southern Oneida, Seneca and Otsego counties through 1pm Sunday.

      A Lake Effect Snow Adivosry means travel will be difficult at times in the advised areas.

      -- In lake effect snow squalls, the weather can vary from locally heavy snow in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away.-- If you will be traveling across the region be prepared for rapid changes in road and visibility conditions.-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to these heavy snow squalls.-- If you need to travel, be prepared for very difficult driving conditions inside the bands of heavier snow and where the snow squalls have already been.-- Have a winter storm kit ready in your car in case you are stranded.-- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on CNYcentral.com.-- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.-- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible issuance of lake effect snow warnings and advisories.-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to these heavy snow squalls.-- If you need to travel, be prepared for very difficult driving conditions inside the bands of heavier snow and where the snow squalls have already been.-- Have a winter storm kit ready in your car in case you are stranded.

      Stay updated with this storm with these links:

      -- CNYCentral First Alert Forecast

      -- Interactive Doppler Radar

      -- Triple Doppler Radar

      -- Lightning Strikes: Lightning Strikes

      -- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)

      -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CNYcentral/cnycentralweather

      If you see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.