Blowing Snow May Cause Travel Troubles in Central New York
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Cortland County until 1 a.m. January 9 with a possibility of accumulating lake effect snow.
The Advisory includes Cortland, Onondaga and Madison Counties.
Officials say a total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches is possible. Winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour could also create areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Motorists should plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Officials say the hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute January 8.
Forecasters say numerous snow showers and squalls during the morning and early afternoon transitions to lake effect snow bands by late afternoon and evening. Wind chills of zero to 10 below are expected in Central New York overnight. Wind chills of around zero were being projected for the Binghamton area where an inch or two of snow was expected along with the possibility of snow squalls and 30 mile per hour wind gusts causing some blowing snow conditions.