Are Central New York kids headed for their first snow day? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that suggests...maybe.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of Central New York, beginning tonight (Thursday) at 5pm and lasting until Friday at 10am.

* WHERE...Northern Oneida, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga,
Madison, Southern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango and Otsego
Counties. This includes the cities of Utica, Rome, Syracuse, and Oneida.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9
inches expected.

* WHEN...Snow develops late this afternoon into evening, and
persists overnight before diminishing Friday morning.

It all comes down to timing - if the snow is enough to make getting the kids on the bus safely an issue - expect to see delays or even school closures. 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute.

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Winter Weather Preparation:

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
  • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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