Syracuse, N.Y. — It may be spring, but it will still feel like winter for a little longer after the National Weather Service extended a winter weather advisory for Central New York.
Cortland, Onondaga, Madison and southern Cayuga counties could see an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow and up to 35 mph winds through late Monday morning, the weather service said.
Oswego, northern Cayuga and Wayne counties, meanwhile, could see another 3 to 5 inches of snow, and wind gusts as high as 40 mph that will produce blowing and drifting snow, according to the weather service.
When the advisory began Saturday night, the weather service predicted the snow and winds would dissipate by 8 a.m. Monday for parts of Central New York. But on Sunday, the weather service extended the advisory until 11 a.m. Monday.
In addition to the snow and gusting winds, the weather service warned the minimum wind chill in southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison and Cortland counties, including the cities of Auburn, Syracuse, Hamilton, Oneida and Cortland could fall as low as 0 to 10 below zero Sunday night into Monday morning.
The morning commute won’t be much better.
“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the weather service said. “Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.”
Drivers should slow down and use caution, the weather service said, as “periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited visibilities.”
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