There could be a potential for more slippery driving over the next few days, accelerating area motorists’ recollection of their winter driving skills.

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The National Weather Service has now issued a Winter Storm Watch from November 15 through Friday afternoon for Cortland and Tioga Counties in New York State and Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  NOAA says in the watch area there is a potential for heavy snow with total accumulations of as much as 7 or 8 inches.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Forecasters say an initial shot of steady snow could come in the afternoon of November 15 with another round of heavy snow possible in the evening into the morning of November 16 for the Watch area.

For now, points to the east, including Binghamton, are not under a threat of heavy snow.  That, of course, could quickly change and residents are encouraged to stay tuned for the latest forecasts.

You can find travel conditions for whatever state you may be in by calling 511.