Winter weather advisory for upstate New York as deep chill settles in

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Winter Weather advisory is in effect tonight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

PIX11 WEATHER CENTER  — A blast of wintery air Friday night could bring snow as well an icy mix  well north and west of the city, while a cold rain will continue in the NYC area this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory starting at for upstate New York and Sussex County in New Jersey,  as these areas are expected to get snow, sleet and possibly freezing rain.

Accumulations are expected to be at around 1-2 inches of snow with higher elevations getting 3 inches or more.

Snow Totals

Areas north of NYC can expect 1-3 inches or less tonight.

Drivers are urged to be cautious,  with slick driving and limited visibility.

On Saturday, skies will clear out and colder will keep highs only in the lower 40s.

The next weather headache for the area is coming later this weekend, with an icy storm now traveling through Texas that could bring freezing rain and sleet to the region late Sunday night.