Changeover from winter weather break to Nor’easter expected Monday night and Tuesday

BREAKING – EARLY WEATHER ALERT: The winter weather break which has been experienced the past several days is expected to change to a Nor’easter Monday night and into Tuesday, dumping significant snow in Allegany County, increasing south and east.

A modified map from the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center shows current predictions of the greatest areas of impact for an anticipated Nor’easter Monday night and Tuesday.

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Steuben County east and over the border to the south in Pennsylvania with potential for more than eight inches of snow on the southern fringes of New York counties and more likely to the south and east, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) at College Park, Md.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is “potential for significant and hazardous winter weather within 48 hours,” according to the NWS. “It does not mean that significant and hazardous winter weather will occur …. it only means it is possible.”

A Winter Storm Warning, which means that “a significant combination of hazardous winter weather is occurring or imminent,” could be issued as early as this afternoon for impacted areas, which could change and expand to the north, with different projected snowfall amounts, as has occurred since Saturday evening.

The storm also is expected to start out as rain, likely creating a heavier mix of precipitation which, in addition to difficult travel, could cause downed trees and power lines in some of the heavier impacted areas, according to the WPC.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates, with the storm at this time expected to impact Tuesday morning commutes.

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