UPDATE (2 p.m.) — Odd/even parking is now in effect for the City of Ithaca.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Snow, wind and icy temperatures are on the way for Ithaca and the region this week. Snow begins Monday and will continue throughout the week.
Beginning Monday night, Tompkins County is expected to receive two to three inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. Because the snow is expected overnight, it could create hazardous road conditions for morning commuters.
At about 2 p.m. Monday, the City of Ithaca announced that odd/even parking would be in effect Monday night. Tickets may be issued to cars parked on the wrong side of the street. As per city code, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. city residents are not allowed to park their cars on the odd-numbered side of all city streets on the odd-numbered days of the calendar month, and on the even-numbered side of all city streets on the even-numbered days of the calendar month.
So, if parking your car for the night on the street Monday, park on the side of the street where house numbers are odd.
Residents can sign up to receive alerts about odd/even parking and other notices.
More snow is expected Tuesday. Ithaca and Tompkins County could see two to three more inches throughout the day Tuesday.
In total through Wednesday, between four and six inches is expected in Ithaca.
The National Weather Services says a clipper system will pass through the region Monday night into Tuesday morning with a quick, light to moderate accumulation of snow. Lake effect snow is expected Tuesday afternoon and will persist through Wednesday.
The snow could be heavy at times. On top of the snow, there will be gusty winds causing blowing and drifting snow with localized whiteout conditions.
The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Tompkins County and several other counties in New York. Between Tuesday and Sunday, the NWS warns that there will be unsettled weather through the end of the week.
Ithaca’s predicted totals are low compared to others in Central New York. Auburn and cities to the north may get more than 12 inches of snow.
Featured image provided by the National Weather Service.