ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Weather Service canceled a winter storm warning for the Ithaca area after predicting that six to eight inches of snow would fall in the area within about 24 hours.

But with hardly an inch or so on the ground in the city, the warning was downgraded to a winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook that is supposed to last until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The area is now expected to possibly get three inches of snow today.

Heavy wet snow, freezing rain and sleet are still possible in the area, the weather service reports.

So what happened to the snow?

The National weather services stated early Monday morning, “Much of the precipitation on the front end of this system has been “spent” as rain/freezing rain/sleet and just a little snow. That being said, the ice and sleet have been creating very slick roads especially at higher elevations and untreated surfaces.”

So while the amount of snow expected had decreased, the amount of ice has increased.

Ithaca is expected to see .11 of an inch today.

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.