A winter storm heading toward the north country could bring as much as a foot of snow by the time it's over.
A winter storm warning is in effect starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in St. Lawrence County and at 7 p.m. in Jefferson and Lewis counties. It ends at 7 a.m. Thursday for all three counties.
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Snow and sleet could accumulate 3 to 5 inches overnight into Wednesday in Jefferson and Lewis counties. St. Lawrence County could see 2 to 4 inches by Wednesday morning.
There's a chance of snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday morning in Jefferson County, with snow and freezing rain in the afternoon.
Snow could accumulate 3 to 5 inches, with less than a tenth of an inch of ice.
In Lewis County, sleet, rain, snow and freezing rain are possible. Snow and sleet could accumulate 2 to 4 inches, with ice accumulating up to a quarter of an inch.
Snow -- possibly mixed with rain -- could accumulate 3 to 5 inches during the day Wednesday in St. Lawrence County.
More snow is expected Wednesday night into Thursday.
The north country could get anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow by the time it wraps up Thursday morning.
Forecasters also predict 5 to 8 inches of snow in Buffalo and Niagara County.
A winter storm watch is posted for central New York, and heavy rain is expected in the Hudson Valley from Poughkeepsie to Glens Falls.
A mix of heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain is forecast across the Southern Tier including Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira. Forecasters say there could be 4 to 8 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice.
Friday, December 19, 2014, Watertown, NY
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