First winter storm to hit the region Monday into Tuesday
The calendar may say November, but the region's first winter storm is about to hit central and northern New York. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect from 1 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday for most of the region. Areas to the south of central New York, including Cortland, Tompkins, Chenango, Otsego and southern Herkimer counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
According to the National Weather Service, a wintry mix of snow and rain or sleet will start to move into the area early Monday afternoon. Temperatures will drop through the day, and any rain will change to snow. The snow will get heavier by late afternoon, and continue through the night before tapering off Tuesday morning.
How much snow will fall
How much snow you'll get will largely depend on where you live. The heaviest snow is expected to the north of Syracuse, where up to a foot of snow could fall by Tuesday morning. Areas along the Tug Hill PLateau could see 10-14" by the end of the day Tuesday. Much of central New York can expect a total of 6-10" by Tuesday morning. Areas to the south and east of Onondaga County can expect to receive 2-4".
What happens after the snow ends?
Cold. Really cold. Temperatures Tuesday will only make it into the mid 20s. Lows Tuesday night/Wednesday morning will get down into the single digits in some spots, and highs Wednesday again will only be in the 20s, with wind chills in the single digits. Highs will only get up to around 40 by the end of this week.