A winter weather advisory is in effect for Herkimer Counties through 10am Thursday. This includes Old Forge and Speculator.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slick and slippery conditions, especially on untreated roads.
In this particular winter weather advisory, here is what we are watching
An area of low pressure will move from the Plains States through the central Great Lakes pushing areas of precipitation out ahead of it into our area through Thursday. Parts of northern NY, particularly higher elevations may have wet snow either at the start or mixed with rain through the event. Some of these higher elevations, particularly on colder types of surfaces could accumulate several inches of a heavy, wet snow. In this advisory area, spotty, light freezing rain could also occur.
Elsewhere within most of the immediate CNY area, it appears that most of the precipitation should be in the form of scattered rain showers. Over the localized higher elevations of central New York, I cannot rule out some wet wintry mixture tonight. However, the risk for accumulating snow or mixture appears relatively low for most spots. Most areas should end up being wet Wednesday night.
You can get more details on NBC-3 Today in Central New York.
If your area has a winter weather advisory, here is what you should do:
-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to steady snow.
-- While the amount of snow in the advisory area will not be overwhelming, enough snow will occur to cause snow covered and slippery conditions, especially on untreated and unplowed roads.
-- 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.
Stay updated with this situation with these links:
Interactive Doppler Radar
Triple Doppler Radar
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-- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
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