TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The National Weather Service of Binghamton has issued the first winter weather advisory of the season, to go into effect at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15.

Precipitation is a mix of snow and ice that will turn into rain by Wednesday afternoon. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the forecast calls for about 1-4 inches of snow and a layer of ice, somewhat tame for Ithaca winter but certainly a stark difference from the recent warmth.

The Tompkins County Health Department is recommending that residents plan ahead, have shovels ready and use caution when traveling.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

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