7:01 a.m. Saturday:
The winter storm watch has been upgraded to a warning in Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties. It will be in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. Tuesday.
Heavy snow and mixed precipitation expected is expected, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 10 to 15 inches is expected with a light glaze of ice accumulation in Delaware and Otsego. Higher amounts are expected in Schoharie County, with 12 to 24 inches expected according to the NWS Albany office.
Snow will overspread the area Sunday morning. The snow could become moderate to heavy for a few hours during the day Sunday with snowfall rates possibly exceeding 1 inch per hour. The steady snow will likely taper off and mix with sleet or freezing drizzle at times Sunday evening. Another round of heavy snow is forecast late Sunday night through the day Monday with snow rates of 2 inches per hour possible, the NWS said.
The winter storm watch remains in effect for Chenango County from 7 a.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Monday.
9 p.m. Friday:
There is a winter storm watch in effect for the four-county region beginning Sunday morning and lasting through Monday evening.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton and Albany reported that heavy mixed precipitation is possible with accumulations of 8 to 14 inches and ice accumulation of around 1/10th of an inch possible in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties.
A period of snow and sleet is expected to move through the area Sunday morning before mixing with freezing rain in the afternoon and evening, the NWS issued in a Friday evening report. Another period of steady or heavy snow is forecast for Sunday night into Monday, with snowfall rates reaching 2 inches per hour at times.