Winter storm could make for a messy morning commute Wednesday

Feb 4, 2014

Winter storm warnings have been posted for all of central New York and parts of the North Country as a winter storm is expected move through the region Tuesday night and Wednesday. 


The area's weather will be quiet on Tuesday, skies will remain mostly cloudy today with light snow moving into the region sometime around midnight. Winter storm warnings go into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday and last until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Snow will become steadier early Wednesday morning toward daybreak. According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest of the snow is expected to fall between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday, which could cause school delays and make roads snow-covered and slippery for the morning commute. The storm is expected to be a fast-moving one and should be out of the area by late Wednesday night. Thursday will be mostly cloudy and colder with some snow showers, with high temperatures around 20.

Snowfall accumulation map for central New York from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday
Credit National Weather Service, Binghamton


Accumulations from this storm will vary across the region, with areas south of Syracuse expected to see higher amounts of snow. Areas north of Syracuse are expected to receive lesser amounts. In general, the National Weather Service is calling for 6-10 inches of snow in the central New York area by 10 p.m. Wednesday. South of Syracuse, 10-14 inches is possible across Chenango, Cortland and Tompkins Counties and the Southern Tier. Across Oswego and Lewis counties, 6-8 inches of snow are forecast. Jefferson County is expected to get 4-6 inches. 

Snowfall forecast for western and northern New York from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday
Credit National Weather Service, Buffalo

Stay with WRVO throughout the morning Wednesday for the latest on the storm, including any weather related closings or delays.