Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

In mid-April, a winter weather alert is issued for Upstate NY

In mid-April, a winter weather alert is issued for Upstate NY

Though it seems just another disappointingly dreary day in Jackson, a winter weather advisory took effect Saturday afternoon and remains so until noon Sunday, April 15.

Environment Canada is predicting freezing rain and ... wait for it ... an ice storm this weekend. Snow accumulation Sunday night should be less than a half inch.

Freezing rain could reach farther south Saturday night, into the Finger Lakes and Central New York, but the weather service said it's still unclear if temperatures will drop far enough for ice to form.

Combine the ice accumulations with gusty northeast winds to 60 km/h and we may see widespread power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines, the federal agency is warning.

A winter weather advisory has been issued in Dearborn from 8 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, as freezing rain and sleet are expected.

The wintry mix is expected to stretch into Monday morning.

Officials said drivers should slow down and be cautious on the slippery roads.

Temperatures on Sunday will be only in the mid 30s and northeast winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour, will make it feel even colder in the Providence area.

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