As the first major winter storm bears down on the area, the National Weather Service announced new projected storm totals.
The winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight Tuesday for Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties, with 12 to 16 inches of snow expected, and localized amounts of 20 inches. A light glaze of ice is possible.
Snow is expected to overspread the area from the southwest between 10 a.m.and 1 p.m, according to the National Weather Service. The snow could become heavy at times this afternoon, and could mix with sleet and freezing rain toward sunset and into this evening. Snow will redevelop late this evening and become heavy at times overnight tonight into the day on Monday, the NWS reported. The snow will taper off late Monday afternoon and evening.
There will be two periods of heavy snow, the first this afternoon, then another round will occur later Sunday night into Monday. Snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour are possible. Temperatures hover in the mid 20s to lower 30s through the event.
The storm is still expected to hit Schoharie the worst in The Daily Star's coverage area. Up to two feet of snow are possible, and the winter storm warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Because of the impending winter storm, local colleges opened dorms on Saturday.
Monday classes were been canceled SUNY Delhi, SUNY Oneonta, and SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday. Hartwick College on Sunday announced it canceled Monday classes and activities. Only essential personnel must report.
The city of Oneonta has lifted parking restrictions in municipal lots. Vehicles must be parked off the streets after 2½ inches of snowfall.
The village of Milford has issued a snow emergency beginning at noon Sunday expiring at 5 p.m. Monday. No vehicles can be parked on village streets or be blocking sidewalks during this time.
The Get Woke series showing of "Fast Color" on Sunday at SUNY Delhi was postponed. A new date has not been set.
The Horned Dorset Inn's final dinner concert of the 2019 season, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1, has been postponed to Sunday, Dec. 8.
We will post further updates as they are made available.