ITHACA, N.Y. — A winter weather advisory in Tompkins County is going into effect Sunday night and will last through Christmas Day, causing hazardous travel conditions and possible power outages.

According to the National Weather Service, “Plan on slippery road conditions, including during holiday travel on Monday. In
addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches
are expected.”

Winds are supposed to reach gusts from 35 to 45 mph, contributing toward the likelihood of low visibility and possible power outages.

According to Finger Lakes Weather, despite a high of 31 degrees Monday and lows in the mid-teens, the windchill could make it feel like single-digit temperatures as arctic air moves into the region.

The winter weather advisory beginning in Tompkins at 9 p.m. and snow is expected to start falling around 10 p.m. A hazardous weather outlook has also been issued for the area.

The weather service states that high temperatures are expected in the low 20s to the mid-teens in the days following Christmas.

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.