If you have to drive anywhere late tonight or early tomorrow morning, PLEASE be careful! We want all of our wonderful listeners to stay warm and safe through the upcoming winter storm.
The following warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.
*WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST SATURDAY*
WHAT: Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 15 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches expected. The higher end totals will be found over the higher elevations in the area.
WHERE: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga and Broome Counties. For our Pennsylvania listeners, Susquehanna and Northern Wayne counties will be impacted.
WHEN: From 11 PM this evening to 1 AM EST Saturday.
Travel will be very difficult, including during the morning commute on Friday.
Winds gusting as high as 45 mph Friday afternoon will cause areas blowing and drifting snow, along with scattered power outages from downed trees and power lines.
Snow could fall heavy at times after midnight tonight and on Friday, with rates up to 2 inches per hour possible.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.