Winter Storm Watch Issued for Twin Tiers & Central N.Y.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton is telling residents in the Twin Tiers and Central New York to be prepared for more winter weather.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 3 a.m. February 12 until 7 a.m. February 13.
The Weather Service says heavy mixed precipitation is possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of around a tenth of an inch are possible with locally higher amounts up to two tenths of an inch in the Catskills.
Light snow is expected to develop by sunrise February 12 with the main window for accumulating snow in the morning before a changeover to sleet and freezing rain during the afternoon. Rain may also mix in west of interstate 81. Precipitation may end as snow early February 13. Snow and ice amounts will vary depending on how quickly the changeovers occur according to forecasters.
Motorists are advised that travel could become very difficult in the watch area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute on February 12. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph are possible as well.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts on News Radio 1290, WNBF and wnbf.com .