There is a lake effect snow warning for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties until Friday and in Northern Herkimer and Hamilton Counties until 1 p.m. Thursday. Expected accumulations range from 6 to 18 inches which could bring totals in some places to three feet.
Parts of Western New York, including Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties are also under a lake effect snow warning with up to 10 inches possible throughout Thursday. Click here for more weather information.
Another shot of wintry weather is heading for the Northeast, with a foot or more of snow possible in New England.
The snow and ice storm is expected to slow weekend travel by air, rail and highway and has utilities and airports on alert.
The National Weather Service says 6 to 12 inches of snow are expected from Saturday to Sunday in New England. Up to 14 inches are possible along the Maine coast but as little as 2 inches on Cape Cod. Areas north and west of New York City and interior Pennsylvania also could get 8 inches or more.