Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through late Monday night

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through late Monday night.

The watch area includes locations in the Northern Finger Lakes, Western Mohawk Valley and Southern Tug Hill regions, including the Syracuse and Utica metropolitan areas.

Heavy snow could accumulate to seven inches or more, perhaps as much as a foot or more by late Monday.

Periods of snow are expected Saturday, Saturday night and early Sunday with several inches of accumulation likely. The more significant potential for heavier snowfall is from Sunday afternoon through Sunday night and Monday, then perhaps into Monday evening.

Temperatures will be mainly in the teens and lower 20s and winds will be Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect because heavy snow is a possibility, but not a certainty. Travel conditions could become hazardous, so it is important to monitor the latest forecasts and statements if you are planning to travel in the watch area.