Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today.
Nowcast as of 4:23 PM EST on December 11, 2013
Occasional lake effect snow showers will continue this evening. Most of the snow will be light. Snowfall rates will stay under one half inch per hour. Untreated roads and sidewalks will be snow-covered and slippery tonight.
Forecast for Onondaga
Updated: 4:30 PM EST on December 11, 2013
Lake effect Snow Advisory in effect until 11 am EST Thursday...
Areas of blowing snow this evening. Snow showers. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight. Additional snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Lows near 15. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Snow showers...mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
... Lake effect Snow Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 11 am EST Thursday...
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a lake effect Snow Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 11 am EST Thursday. The lake effect snow watch is no longer in effect.
* Locations... Onondaga County.
* Hazards... lake effect snow and blowing snow.
* Accumulations... 3 to 7 inches of snow.
* Timing... tonight through Thursday morning.
* Temperatures... teens to low 20s.
* Winds... west 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Impacts... hazardous travel and low visibilities.
A lake effect Snow Advisory Means Lake effect snow is forecast that will make travel difficult in some areas. Lake effect snow showers typically align themselves in bands and will likely be intense enough to drop several inches in localized areas. Use caution when traveling.
Please report snowfall amounts to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-877-633-6772... or by email at bgm.Stormreport@noaa.Gov.
Statement as of 6:10 PM EST on December 11, 2013
... Lake effect snow bands producing moderate to heavy snowfall from The Finger lakes region to northern Susquehanna region of New York early this evening...
At 555 PM EST... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy lake effect snow showers that originated from Lake Erie extending across much of The Finger lakes region into Cortland... Chenango and Otsego counties.
Locations that will be affected by the snow between 6 and 730 PM include Cortland... Marathon... Norwich... Ithaca... Montour Falls... Watkins Glen... Hamilton... Cooperstown... Oneonta... Dundee and Penn Yan.
Interstate 81 will be affected between The Castle creek exit and the Tully exit including Whitney Point... Marathon... Cortland... Homer and La Fayette.
Expect the lake effect snow showers to gradually drop southward into the southern tier between 8 PM and 10 PM.
Conditions can deteriorate and change rapidly over short travel distances in lake effect snow. Some locations may be experiencing very heavy snowfall and whiteout conditions, while locations only 10 to 20 miles away may have just flurries. If driving, slow down and anticipate rapidly changing travel conditions.