Ithaca, N.Y. — A storm could bring eight to 10 inches of snow on Ithaca starting late Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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A winter storm warning has been issued for several counties in Central New York and the Southern Tier. That comes on top of a wind chill advisory, currently in effect, due to temperatures stretching to 15 degrees below with the wind chill factor (it’s 3 degrees right now without it!).

“Snow will begin Sunday afternoon but accumulations will be light until later Sunday evening,” the weather service said. The storm, if it comes, is expected to last from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

The weather service has said that heavy snow is “a possibility but not a certainty.” It didn’t say how likely the storm was hit.

A “slight shift in track could significantly alter the forecast over the next 36 hours,” Finger Lakes Weather said.

“Very cold temperatures will help the snow accumulate quickly and make travel conditions very difficult,” FLW reported. “Highest totals (are) expected across Southern Tier, where a foot or more could fall.”

We’ll post updates as we learn more about the developing storm.

Here are some slides from the NWS briefing:

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.