Severe Weather: Nor'easter Heading This Way


A major snowstorm was due in the north country Wednesday night after pummeling the South and Midwest.

A winter storm warning is in effect starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday and lasting through 10 p.m. Thursday.

(Having said that, the major weather forecasting services all call for snow to stop in most places late Thursday afternoon. One of the services showed a little more snow Thursday evening in the Massena area.)

7 News weathercaster Joihn Kubis forecasted 9-12 inches of snow in Jefferson and Lewis counties, with slightly less in St. Lawrence Coiunty.

Watch the Weather Forecast video on the home page for the weather for the complete, seven-day forecast.

The forecast lows for Wednesday night are 16 in Jefferson County, 15, in Lewis County and 14 in St. Lawrence County, but it will feel much, much colder because of wind gusts up m to 25 miles per hour out of the northeast.

Look here for even more weather details.

Regionally, dangerous travel conditions are expected Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of upstate New York.
Forecasters said snow will start Wednesday afternoon in western New York and accumulate to eight to 16 inches by 1 p.m. Thursday. Blowing snow will likely make travel hazardous.
Six to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow is expected in eastern New York, possibly changing to freezing rain on Thursday.

- reported by 7 News & The Associated Press

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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