This has been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory in effect to 7pm Tonight
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect until Wednesday, 7pm.
Heavy snow with an additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches in the valleys and 6 to 12 inches in the higher elevations with winds gusting as high as 30 mph.
This warning is for Cortland, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Oneida
Snow will continue through the afternoon with heavier snow expected tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow intensities will be less than 1 inch per hour during the afternoon with between 1 and 2 inches per hour tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow will taper in intensity Wednesday afternoon.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible mainly over the higher terrain areas. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Interstate 81 between Syracuse and Marathon could become very dangerous especially over the higher terrain.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible especially in the higher terrain areas. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.