UTICA, NY – Low pressure in the Tennessee valley will move to the Midatlantic coast by Monday and phase with another bundle of energy over the Great Lakes. Initially this storm will bring relatively minor impacts through Monday with some light rain and light wet snow showers especially over the higher elevations of CNY. Any accumulation during the daylight hours Monday will be minimal.
As a Nor’easter develops late Monday into Tuesday, much colder air will work into CNY. This will mean periods of moderate to heavy snow at times Monday night through much of Tuesday. Roads will become difficult for travel and gusty winds will lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Here are the latest watches and warnings posted by the National Weather Service as of 6:30 PM Sunday.
A lot could still change, as the Nor’easter has not formed yet but several inches of snow could fall Monday night through Tuesday. EXACT snowfall amounts will be determined by the EXACT position of the Nor’easter.
Here’s a look at PRELIMINARY snowfall amounts. This is valid through 8 AM Wednesday.
The height of the storm will be Monday Night through much of Tuesday. This could be a HIGH impact storm, as travel will be difficult Monday Night into Tuesday. The snow will be heavy and wet. Strong wind gusts could also produce scattered power outages, especially in the higher elevations, areas of blowing and drifting snow with potential whiteouts making travel difficult. Periods of moderate to heavy snow will taper to some scattered lighter lake snow and snow showers through Tuesday night into Wednesday.
-Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Craig Flint.