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UPDATE: Winter Storm Watch to Follow Freezing Rain Advisory

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(UPDATE at 4:44 pm)

A weather advisory in effect late tonight through tomorrow afternoon will now be followed by a winter storm watch running through Friday evening.

As for the advisory, weather officials expect mixed precipitation of around 1 to 3 inches of snow and another tenth of an inch of ice.

That’s in effect from 11 pm tonight until 1 pm tomorrow. Then comes the white stuff.

Meteorologists have now issued a winter storm watch beginning late tomorrow night and continuing until Friday evening, where anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of total snow accumulation is possible.

Combined with the ice underneath, that’s going to create some hazardous conditions on the road.

In light of the impending storm, Governor Cuomo has advised all New Yorkers to travel with caution:

“Our state agencies have been closely monitoring this impending storm and are ready to deploy any necessary assets to keep the roads clear and respond to any potential emergencies,”Governor Cuomo said.This storm is expected to cause difficult driving conditions, and I am urging all New Yorkers to slow down and use extra caution during their Thursday and Friday commutes.”

See graphics from Accuweather below:

(ORIGINAL at 11:30 am)

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Cortland County area, in effect from 11:00 pm until 1 pm tomorrow (February 5-6).

Officials with the National Weather Service expect light snow to develop this evening, transitioning into sleet and freezing rain late tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Those conditions could slow down both the morning and evening commutes.

While areas in the valley may get warm enough for the sleet to thaw into rain by late tomorrow morning, it may take until early afternoon to get above freezing at  higher elevations.

Meteorologists say around of 1-3 inches of snow is possible, on top of another tenth of an inch of ice.

Plan on slippery road conditions and stay tuned with X101 Always Classic for real-time weather & traffic updates.

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