Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain and sleet Tuesday to Wednesday

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain and sleet in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday for a wide area in Central New York that includes Yates, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties.

Potential hazards include snow, freezing rain and sleet with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches of snow, followed by up to a quarter of an inch of ice.

Snow will start Tuesday afternoon before transitioning to a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet during the early evening and lasting overnight.

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s and winds will be sourth 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Untreated roads will become hazardous and isolated power outages may occur due to the combination of ice and gusty winds.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.