Winter Storm Poised to Strike NY State


Much of Upstate New York is bracing for some snow.

Forecasters say a cold air mass from Canada could dump three to six inches of snow on the Albany area by Tuesday, and the National Weather Service in Binghamton has announced a winter weather advisory for Monday night.

The Albany region has already broken the record for latest start of the season’s snowfall, which was last set on Dec. 24 in 1912.

A mix of sleet, freezing rain, snow and gusting winds is expected along the Southern Tier, in the Catskills and Finger Lakes region, and the greater Syracuse area.

The wintry mix is expected to develop Monday evening, change to freezing rain early Tuesday morning, then rain by early Tuesday afternoon.

Travel is expected to become hazardous, and sporadic power outages are possible.