Weekend weather: problems here, traveling south

Weekend weather: problems here, traveling south

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - There is a winter storm warning in effect for Lewis County, and Jefferson County can expect snow over the next day as well.

And traveling south on Route 81 will be tricky.

The winter storm warning for Lewis County runs through 7 PM Monday. Six to 12 inches of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is forecast for Lewis County, with around a quarter inch of ice accumulating. That could lead to power outages and, of course, tough driving.

The Jefferson County forecast is a little better - three to five inches of snow possible Sunday afternoon, another one to three inches Sunday night and less than an inch Monday.

(What’s the difference between Jefferson and Lewis counties? It looks like the snow will last longer into Monday in Lewis County, and there will be more of it.)

St. Lawrence County gets a little snow between now and Monday night, but nowhere near what Jefferson and Lewis counties will see. Maybe a total of an inch.

One of the few people out Sunday in Watertown, as the area got a blast of winter weather. Between six and 12 inches of snow is expected by Monday evening.
One of the few people out Sunday in Watertown, as the area got a blast of winter weather. Between six and 12 inches of snow is expected by Monday evening. (Source: WWNY)

If you’re headed down Route 81, think twice. Snow and sleet is forecast for the Syracuse area Sunday afternoon, and heavy snow Sunday night and Monday.

Highs and lows are in the 20s everywhere except upper St. Lawrence County, where it will get down to 17 Monday night.

The good news? Tuesday is a brief respite, with sunshine from here to the Pennsylvania border.

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