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Winter weather advisory issued in Southern Tier of New York

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

A winter storm is expected to bring snowfall to the Southern Tier and parts of Western New York.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a winter weather advisory in much of the Southern Tier starting Tuesday morning and into Wednesday with enough snow possible for travel impacts.

Snow is expected to start by 9 a.m. Tuesday, with most of the snowfall expected north of the New York State Thruway, with a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet falling to the south later in the day. 

Tuesday night snow, freezing rain, and sleet are likely before 1 a.m., then a chance of snow. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

A band of steady light snow will lift across the region Tuesday morning, and will stall out along or just north of the New York State Thruway in the early afternoon. Further to south, snow will mix with or change to freezing rain or freezing drizzle, with precipitation becoming spotty in coverage. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be common, with 3 to 5 inches north of the Thruway. Ice accumulations will generally be around one tenth of an inch, with localized areas of up to a quarter of an inch.

Snow is in the forecast for Tuesday.

Exact snow amounts remain uncertain at this range, but the chance for enough snow to cause some travel impacts during the Tuesday evening commute continues to increase. Wednesday afternoon will likely feature a drying trend as the storm system pulls away, according to the National Weather Service.

How many inches of snow?

Parts of the area could see accumulations of 4 inches during Tuesday's winter storm.

According to the National Weather Service

Binghamton: 3 inches

Elmira: 2 inches

Corning: 2 inches

Hornell: 1 inches

Ithaca: 3 inches

Deposit: 3 inches

Monticello: 3 inches

Delhi: 4 inches

Oneonta: 4 inches

Cortland: 4 inches

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