Winter weather returns to Central New York as we head into the end of the work week. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Southern Herkimer County from midnight through 11am Wednesday morning. Hamilton and Northern Herkimer County are in a Winter Weather Advisory through 7am Wednesday Morning. The last areas in a Winter Weather Advisory are Southern Oneida, Otsego and Madison County through the noon hour Wednesday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from noon Wednesday for Oneida and Madison counties until Friday morning. Lewis county remains in a Winter Storm Watch through Thursday afternoon.
Light rain showers will continue through the early evening hours Tuesday before switching over to snow for Wednesday. As temperatures fall through the overnight hours we’ll see a small period of light wintry mix which will leave roadways slick for the morning commute. Lake Effect bands will begin to set up through the mid-morning hours as winds begin to shift from the Northwest. Bands will set up across areas in the North country along with areas south of the thruway.
Snowfall totals through Thursday will vary across the region, based on how the lake effect bands set up. The majority of the Mohawk Valley will see accumulation on the range of 4-6 inches. Higher elevations could see snowfall totals near 8 inches. Areas in Northern Herkimer and Lewis county will see a range of 6-8+ inches. Southern Herkimer will see snowfall in the range of 4-6 inches. Madison county will see snow in the range of 4-6 inches, with higher elevations having totals closer to 8 inches.
For continuing coverage of the Lake Effect Event tune into Eyewitness News First at Ten on WFXV along with Eyewitness News on WUTR at eleven. You can also visit cnyhomepage.com/communityforecast to see your neighborhood’s forecast!