Winter Storm Watches Canceled for the Stateline

One model projection of snowfall totals Feb. 25-26 from the Feb. 23

Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible by Thursday morning in areas where the precipitation falls primarily as snow.

With the snow continuing into the following morning, the Thursday morning commute may be messier than the Wednesday afternoon rush hour due to heavy snow coming in overnight. Snow is headed for northern New England and Canada on Wednesday night and Thursday. Road conditions and visibility could change quickly.

A winter storm warning is effect for Peterborough and area.

Rain showers mixed with snow are also expected. Snow still appeared a good bet, and quite likely even enough to shovel, but the prospects for a huge snowstorm were no longer there. Farther South means nut much for us, a swing farther North means more snow in Wisconsin Feb. 25-26.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of accumulating snow will primarily cause travel difficulties.

In Central New York, the weather service issued lesser winter storm watches for the potential of 5 to 14 inches of snow and wind gusts of 35 miles per hour or more.

"This may be winter's last hurrah, but it doesn't mean we've finished counting all the snowflakes", he said.

In the system's wake, heavy lake-effect snows east of Lakes Erie and Ontario may be measured in feet rather than inches. Drivers are being warned to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

The snow will stick around as high temperatures Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to be in upper 20's before they moderate to the low 40's early next week.

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