Lake Effect Snow Warning IssuedPosted: Updated:
What was a winter storm watch is now a lake effect snow warning.
The warning -- for Jefferson and Lewis counties -- starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday and lasts until 10 a.m. Friday.
he warning starts 12 hours later than when forecasters originally thought the storm would start.
The National Weather Service says heavy lake effect snow is possible, which could cause poor visibility and slippery driving conditions.
Where the snow is most persistent, it could accumulate 10 to 18 inches.
Forecasters say snow will most likely fall in central and southeastern Jefferson County and northern Lewis County.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, is urging drivers to use caution in areas hit by lake effect snow.
Areas outside lake effect bands will likely see little or no snow.
Until all that starts, Tuesday will be warm, rainy and breezy. Highs will be in the low-50s.
We could still see some snow over the weekend. At this point, snow showers are expected Saturday and there's a chance of snow on Sunday.
As far as temperatures, highs over the next several days will be in the low- to mid-30 and overnight lows will mainly be in the mid-20s.