Winter storm and flooding possible today

NORWICH – Monday’s temperatures reached the mid-50s, but any hopes of an early spring have been dashed as another winter storm hits the area today.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a winter storm warning for much of the Central New York region, including Chenango County. The storm warning went into effect at 5 a.m. Tuesday and is expected to continue until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Norwich Emergency Management Officer A. Wesley Jones explained the storm will probably bring an array of wintery weather. “We’re going to get a mix of everything – snow, sleet and freezing rain before it switches to all rain this evening,” Jones said. Rain, which began falling Monday night, is expected to change over to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain by mid-day today. The National Weather Service warned the precipitation could be heavy at times and significant accumulations of ice are possible. Warming temperatures Tuesday night are expected to change the precipitation to all rain. The accumulations of ice, sleet and rain depend on when the temperature change takes place.

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