In mid-April, a winter weather alert is issued for Upstate NY

A swath of freezing rain could extend from western Illinois to Maine on Saturday including over Western New York

A swath of freezing rain could extend from western Illinois to Maine on Saturday including over Western New York

A winter weather advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. Sunday for northern Rhode Island, along with parts of eastern and southeastern MA, the weather service says.

Heavy rain could start falling Saturday and continue through Monday, prompting a flood watch for Tug Hill, where remaining snow will add to the runoff problems.

Sleet could fall in northern Oneida County, and widespread freezing rain could bring up to a quarter-inch of ice.

Scattered power outages and tree damage are possible at times due to ice accumulation.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. "Travel will be hard".

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Light rain will change over to freezing rain Saturday evening before increasing in intensity overnight, Lincoln Park police said.

It will be a cold day on Sunday with a chance of sleet and freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service, starting a week of below-normal temperatures.

The advisory is also in effect for Tompkins, Madison, Chenango, and Onondaga counties.

"Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday".

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