Shorter storm warning, more snow predicted for north country this week

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The National Weather Services located in Buffalo and Burlington, Vt. have amended the times and potential total snowfall for the winter storm warning in effect through Wednesday.

Jefferson and Lewis counties are now under the warning from 10 a.m. today to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy snow is possible, with total snow accumulations of 14 to 18 inches. Travel could be very difficult to impossible and the hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes. Oswego County is under the same watch, but with lesser snow totals of 10 to 14 inches predicted. Winds gusts of as high as 40 mph Wednesday afternoon and evening will produce blowing and drifting snow and could result in isolated power outages.

The winter storm warning for Franklin and St. Lawrence counties still runs from 1 p.m. today to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy snow, sleet, and areas of blowing snow are expected with total snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 15 inches predicted.

Tonight’s commute and Wednesday morning’s commute could be treacherous in these counties as well.

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