The National Weather Service is updating earlier Winter Storm Watch and Advisory notifications in the Twin Tiers to a Winter Storm Warning with several inches of snow possible starting overnight March 11-12.

The Warning is in effect from 1 a.m. March 12 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 in Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Tioga, Delaware, Tompkins, Susquehanna, Wayne and Bradford Counties.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

While the time-frame is the same, the expected accumulation predictions from the so-called “bomb cyclone” named “Winter Storm Quinlan” by the Weather Channel  have a range of a few inches.

Cortland and Tompkins County are told to expect five to nine inches of snow.  Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Susquehanna and Bradford Counties are expecting six to ten inches while Delaware and Wayne Counties are told to expect seven to 12 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service says snowfall rates could be one to two inches an hour overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. Heavy snow and blowing snow from winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour will result in snow-covered roads and limited visibilities.

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Travelers to Syracuse have the Winter Storm Warning starting at 10 p.m. March 11 and continuing through 1 a.m. Sunday, March 13 with snowfall totals expected to range from 6 to 10 inches.

To the west, Corning and even Buffalo are under a Winter Weather Advisory from overnight March 11 through the day Sunday, March 13 with four to eight inches of snow possible.

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To the south, the National Weather Service's predictions for Scranton are the same as for Broome, Tioga, Bradford and Susquehanna Counties.

Speed limits may be reduced and lane restrictions put in place on some roadways in Northeast Pennsylvania as is normally the case in severe weather events.  You can check road conditions and restrictions anywhere by using 511.

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