ITHACA, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Tompkins County, according to a briefing released by NWS – Binghamton Saturday afternoon.

According to the briefing, the storm will last late tonight through Monday, with 4-6″ of snow expected in Ithaca.

The briefing describes the storm as a “complicated multi-phase event,” and outlines the forecast as the following:

“• A wintry mix will develop late Tonight into Sunday
• Much of the area will have rain-sleet mix early Sunday
• Precipitation changes to an accumulating snow Sunday afternoon and lasts through Monday; heavy for some.
• Winds will become very gusty Monday with power outages possible.”

The storm could cause hazardous road conditions and scattered power outages.

Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.