ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials are warning New York state residents to be prepared for a storm expected to bring sleet, freezing rain and snowfall totals ranging from a few inches downstate to up to 2 feet in northern areas.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Monday that the storm is expected to hit western areas of the state Tuesday morning and make its way east, with slippery roads and blowing snow likely for the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes.

The Democrat says forecasts call for as much as 2 feet of snow in the Tug Hill Plateau area off Lake Ontario's eastern end.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in Albany Monday for a state budget hearing, says conditions downstate could be "nasty" Tuesday.

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