Winter storm on way

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Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, but the winter weather isn’t over yet. According to the National Weather Service, Oneida County can expect up to eight inches of accumulation throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

Area residents can expect a little bit of snow throughout the day today before the winter storm system moves into the area Tuesday morning, weather service meteorologist Joanne LaBounty said this morning.

“It’ll be dry tonight, before the next system moves in late tomorrow morning” around 11,” LaBounty said. About four inches are expected to fall tomorrow around Rome during the daytime — but forecasters are calling for a foot of snow or more in parts of Lewis and Jefferson counties — before the snow gives way to sleet and freezing rain which is expected to last until the early morning hours on Wednesday.

That mixed precipitation will give way to more snow showers on Wednesday, LaBounty added, and residents can expect lake effect snowfall that night.

“Overall accumulation is going to be closer to seven or eight inches,” she said for Oneida County.

while some places in the North County

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