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Weather to watch New Years Eve

High winds for some, a wintry mix for others! Here's what you need to know as you make your New Years Eve plans

Posted: Dec 30, 2018 6:26 PM
Updated: Dec 30, 2018 6:26 PM

The last day of 2018 looks to have an interesting end. We start out dry on Monday with increasing clouds. As we get into the late afternoon and evening, As many folks start to head out for New Years Eve festivities, the weather picks up as well as warm air and rain showers move into our region, staying into New Years day. Heading to your destination it is safe to say that most will be seeing rain but heading home things will be different. 

Let's start with Lewis county. Winds coming off of Lake Ontario will be between 25-35 mph and could see gusts up to 60mph. Before you leave either tie down any loose lawn ornaments or bring them inside so they don't blow away. Wind gusts that strong have the potential to down trees and power lines. It also could make driving difficult at times so plan accordingly.

Heading over towards the southern Adirondacks, temperatures will be much cooler and with that our rain will turn into a wintry mix. Expected ice accumulation right now for that region is around a tenth of an inch and with that, driving conditions will be slippery. Give yourself extra time heading to and from your destination if you live in this region as visibility could be low.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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