ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are preparing for a weekend storm that could bring anywhere from 8 to 20 inches of snow in upstate areas and grind travel to a halt.

Winter storm warnings have been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday for much of upstate.

In Schuylerville, north of Albany, the impending storm has even caused the postponement of Sunday's Winterfest.

Forecasters say the New York City metropolitan area will get much less snow and sleet — 3 to 6 inches. But they say ice will accumulate, and strong wind gusts on Sunday afternoon and evening could bring down tree limbs and power lines.

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