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Freezing Rain Possible Saturday Afternoon and Night

Temperatures drop throughout the day, with precipitation changing from rain to freezing rain.

Posted: Apr 13, 2018 11:21 AM


Just when you think you have hit rock bottom, things take a turn for the worse. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lewis, Northern Herkimer, Northern Fulton and Hamilton Counties for Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning. We are still waiting for the other counties but I would not be surprised to see at least Northern Oneida County under the advisory.


So what has changed? The front has drifted even further south, keeping the precipitation around Central NY throughout the day. As the front heads south, it is taking the warm temperatures with it. We will start the day in the low 40s but by the noon hour temperatures drop into the 30s. Some areas could dip into the 20s for Saturday night!

Scattered rain showers Saturday morning will first switch to freezing rain for the North Country and Adirondacks. The switch over does not take place until Saturday night for the Southern Valleys and the Mohawk Valley. Lower elevations will hold on to the warm air a bit longer, so expect less in the way of ice accumulation.

The big question is how long does it take to warm up on Sunday? Looks like Sunday morning starts off with freezing rain and switches to plain rain by mid morning. BUT typical cold spots to the east and north of Utica may take a bit longer to warm up.


With all of the rain over the past couple of weeks, salt and sand have been washed off the roadways. Any untreated surfaces could easily become slick for Saturday night.

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