ITHACA, N.Y. — Freezing rain, snow and hazardous driving conditions are expected in Tompkins County beginning Tuesday night.

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In a winter weather advisory, the National Weather Service states that up to an inch of snow and patchy, freezing rain will move into the area by 7 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory is scheduled to last until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The weather conditions are expected to cause both slippery roads and untreated surfaces, as well as limited visibility while driving.

According to The Weather Channel, precipitation in Ithaca could start as early as 6 p.m.

Rain, snow and other precipitation is expected to last throughout the week, but high temperatures will be well above normal for this time of year.

The normal temperature in February is 25.3 degrees, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center. 

The high temperature predicted for Thursday is 48 degrees and it’s expected to be sunny and as high as  38 degrees Saturday, the weather service says.

This is developing story. Check back later for more up-to-date information as the storm moves into the county. 

Provided by the National Weather Service

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.