Blizzard warning kicks in Thursday morning

Blizzard warning kicks in Thursday morning
Blizzard Warning (Source: MGN)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties.

The warning starts at 7 a.m. on Thursday and lasts until 4 p.m. on Friday.

Total snow accumulations of 3 to 4 feet are possible across the Tug Hill Plateau, and 1 to 2 feet for surrounding lower elevations. Winds gusting as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour will result in severe blowing and drifting snow, the NWS said.

According to the NWS, travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow will produce near zero visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes Thursday and Friday.

Strong winds could cause some tree damage and scattered power outages.

There’s a lake shore flood warning for Jefferson and Oswego counties from 10 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday.

A winter weather advisory starts at 10 p.m. Wednesday for areas of the Adirondack east of Lake Ontario. At 10 a.m. Thursday, it changes to a lake effect snow warning that last until 10 a.m. on Saturday.

There’s a lake shore flood warning for Jefferson and Oswego counties from 10 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday.

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