ITHACA, N.Y. — Not even snow lovers could enjoy this weather. Tompkins County should expect the worst of winter though Tuesday with expected snow, sleet and freezing rain in the forecast.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook, winter weather advisory and wind advisory, all of which are expected to last until Wednesday.
The winter weather advisory states that up to an inch of snow is expected to fall through Tuesday afternoon and will likely be followed by freezing rain and sleet.
Roads and sidewalks are expected to be slippery and there may be limited visibility for those traveling. Dangerous road conditions will only increase with the heavy winds expected in the afternoon.
The wind advisory goes into effect at 3 p.m. and will last until 4 a.m. Wednesday.
South winds are expected to be 15 to 30 mph with 40 to 50 mph gusts. The wind could take out power lines, tree branches and unstable structures.
This is a developing story. The Ithaca Voice will do its best to update this story as conditions change.