ITHACA, N.Y. — If you live in Tompkins County, don’t expect the snow to stop before New Year’s Eve.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook in Ithaca, with up to two inches of snow expected through Thursday.

The snow is expected to continue falling with a 50 percent chance of snow Friday and 30 percent chance of snow Friday night. Saturday morning should start out clear, but the snow will pick up for the rest of the day and night after about 1 p.m., the weather service forecasts.

While some of the region will be largely impacted by the nor’easter moving through the state, with blustering winds up to 50 mph in the next few days, Tompkins County residents can be expected to miss most of that extreme weather. Some gusts could hit up to 25 mph this weekend, but mostly, winds will be no faster than than 17 mph. 

The weather service said that roads — ice covered from the past few days of warmer temperatures — will be covered in snow, likely making roads more slippery than usual for drivers. So be cautious traveling out there!

This is a developing story. We will update this weather report to reflect drastic changes in the forecast.

Jolene Almendarez

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