Winter weather alert issued in Central NY for 'long-duration' snowfall

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties from 8 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Thursday. The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Monday morning.

Forecasters warn of wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour, reduced visibilities and hard travel conditions, especially during the Monday morning commute.

The advisory from the National Weather Service in Raleigh is set to be in place from 2 p.m. through 10 p.m. on Monday.

Light accumulations are expected tonight and Tuesday, but more significant accumulations are expected Tuesday night into Wednesday night.

Rain will change to snow for a brief period this evening across most of eastern North Carolina.

Up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow and sleet is expected across a wide swath stretching from Concord to Roanoke Rapids. Expect reduced visibilities at times. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.