Update: Winter Storm Watch is now a Warning

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The National Weather Service has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for an area including Yates, Seneca, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, and several other counties in Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania from 4 p.m.Sunday through 4 p.m. Monday.

The advisory is for heavy snow with totals between 8 and 12 inches and locally higher amounts possible beginning Sunday afternoon and continuing through Monday afternoon.

The heaviest snow will fall from late Sunday night through midday Monday, when snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible. Snow will gradually taper off by mid- to late afternoon Monday.

Temperatures will mostly range from 15 to 25 degrees and fall to 5 to 15 above late Monday afternoon. Winds will be Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow sleet and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Report snowfall and/or ice amounts to the National Weather Service at 888-603-1402 or by email at BGM.StormReport@NOAA.gov.