NYC to Get 3 to 6 Inches of Snow; Upstate 8 to 20

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New Yorkers are preparing for a weekend storm that could bring anywhere from 8 to 20 inches of snow in upstate areas and grind travel to a halt.

Winter storm warnings have been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday for much of upstate.

Forecasters say the New York City metropolitan area will get 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet. But they say ice will accumulate, and strong wind gusts on Sunday afternoon and evening could bring down tree limbs and power lines.