CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – After a quiet day Saturday, a storm moves through the region on Sunday. Ice is the main threat, especially Sunday morning as sleet and freezing rain are possible. Even a very brief period of freezing rain quickly leads to dangerous driving conditions so it is best to avoid travel during this time. As temperatures warm Sunday afternoon plain rain will be possible for a time but in the evening any remaining precipitation changes to snow.
Lake effect snow is expected Sunday night and Monday and will lead to slick roads and reduced visibility at times.
A frigid Arctic air mass starts to pour into CNY Sunday night. Temperatures top out in the teens and low 20s at best Monday afternoon then drop below zero across the area Monday night. Wind chill temperatures will be dangerously cold on Tuesday morning, as low as -15° to -25°. Under those conditions, frostbite is possible in as little as 30 minutes.