Exactly one week into the month of November, residents of New York State have been told to prepare for the first winter weather of the season this afternoon (November 7).
In Cortland County, officials with the National Weather Service say a storm system will bring in rain throughout the day, which is then expected to change over into snow as temperatures cool in the early afternoon and evening time.
Accumulations will range anywhere from under an inch to a just a few inches locally, but the primary concerns tonight are not snowfall.
Much colder air and gusty winds will overspread the region, which is likely to result in slick and slushy roads for tomorrow morning’s commute. Temperatures will be in the low 20’s tonight, with highs near 30 degrees tomorrow.
Governor Cuomo also advised New Yorkers to prepare for difficult driving conditions and colder temperatures in the coming days:
“This storm is projected to create dangerous road conditions in many areas across the state, and we are going to provide all the necessary resources and work with local authorities to respond to any public safety concerns,” Governor Cuomo said. “I am urging drivers to be extra cautious and stay off the roads if possible to allow response vehicles to do their work quickly and effectively.”
All drivers are urged to practice safe behavior and stay up-to-date with any traffic/weather updates and emergency orders from local officials on X101 Always Classic.