Brace yourself — again

Up to 8 inches of snow could blanket the area as the latest winter storm hits Seneca County today.

National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area from 7 p.m. today to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Snow-covered roads will make driving slow and hazardous, according to the weather service.

Winds could be 10-20 mph, increasing to 15-25 mph Wednesday morning. Temperatures are to range from 20-25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fifteen local officials gathered at Seneca County’s emergency operations center Monday afternoon to participate in a hazardous weather briefing offered by National Weather Service. They learned from the briefing that there still was a lot of uncertainty with the changing weather situation.

During the briefing, National Weather Service reported the area might get heavy snow tonight. There could be a break in the snow around daybreak Wednesday and snow again Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Snow totals could be 6-8 inches.

Winds were not expected to be a big issue. Wind chills of 5 degrees to 5 degrees below zero, or possibly as low as 10 degrees below zero, could occur Thursday night.