Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advising residents across the state to prepare now for dangerous weather conditions that will be moving into New York Monday night and into Tuesday, which will make for dangerous driving conditions, especially during the morning commute when snow transitions to sleet and freezing rain in inland areas.
“Icy and slippery conditions during peak morning travel will make driving extremely dangerous,” said Cuomo. “I am reminding commuters to take the extra time to get to your destination and to remain mindful of the conditions on the road.”
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all of New York. A surge of moisture will expand northeast across the state from late this afternoon into Tuesday as a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.
Expect a treacherous travel commute early Tuesday in many areas of the state as snow changes over to sleet and freezing rain, with untreated surfaces remaining slippery throughout the day Tuesday. Isolated to scattered power outages will be possible where the greatest ice accumulations occur.
Icy conditions are expected from midnight to 6 a.m. in coastal areas and from midnight through 9 a.m. in inland areas.
While there is no expectation of snow or sleet accumulating across the region, it is possible to see a "relatively minimal" amount of sleet accumulations.
Coastal regions will be less likely to have accumulations of sleet, however it is possible those areas could see up to a half-inch.
The sleet conditions will remain longer in inland areas as the warm air passing through could take an hour or more to extend there.
The sleet conditions could lead to 2 or 3 more hours of freezing rain with light or moderate ice accumulations possible.
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