A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for CNY midweek

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) — Wintry changes ahead for all of CNY but is expected to be more impactful over the hills.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for parts of Central New York, especially across the higher terrain Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening due to the potential of an impactful heavy wet snowfall.

This includes Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties. More counties in CNY could be added soon.

Complex storm to impact CNY midweek

A developing area of low pressure moves into the Great Lakes Tuesday/Tuesday night, spreading rain into central New York, but as this storm weakens and transfers its energy to a new storm on Wednesday over the Mid-Atlantic region, it turns colder for us.

When does rain change to snow?

As it turns colder rain likely will mix with and change to heavy wet snow at first over the hills later Wednesday afternoon and the rest of CNY, including Syracuse will see that changeover to snow Wednesday evening.

Commutes potentially impacted by snow

While there is some uncertainty as to how much snow falls across Central New York, we do think the snow could be quite impactful/sloppy on area roads by the Wednesday evening commute across the hills and then for the rest of CNY Wednesday night into the Thursday morning commute.  

Who’s shoveling more?

Since temperatures will be marginally cold enough for snow, the snow is going to be very heavy and wet which may cause some tree branches to come down and possibly produce isolated power outages. We also are confident that the most significant snowfall accumulations of 6” + occur over the higher terrain with lesser amounts for the rest of CNY, including Syracuse.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued when significant winter weather is possible but not yet certain.

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