BINGHAMTON, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – A winter weather making system will move through Central New York Monday evening and brings with it enough of a concern that the National Weather Service offices in Binghamton and Albany have issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of Central New York. That area includes Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Madison, Chenango and Delaware Counties. The Watch is in effect from Monday evening until Tuesday evening.
Heavy snow is possible with total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Snow will move into the area Monday evening with heavy snowfall rates during the evening and overnight hours. Snowfall rates as high as 1 inch per hour and gusty winds with blowing snow will create hazardous travel conditions. The snow will taper off late Tuesday morning before ending later in the afternoon.
Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday evening or Tuesday morning commute.