The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Advisory for Cortland County and around a dozen others in Upstate New York, as well as several in northern Pennsylvania.
That alert officially takes effect at 6:00 this evening (November 27) and runs through 10:00 tomorrow morning.
Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph will come with powerful gusts of 40 to 50 mph, which officials warn could blow around unsecured objects, bring down tree limbs and potentially cause widespread power outages.
As a result, utilities like NYSEG and National Grid have said they’ll have emergency crews on standby to respond to these issues.
Motorists are urged to use extra caution when driving, especially in a high profile vehicle that may already be more affected by wind.
Additionally, high temperatures in the mid-50s today will drop to the mid-30s tonight and remain there for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving highs.
That will create a threat for the expected rain this evening to freeze overnight into snow and ice tomorrow.
“Temperatures are expected to drop and winds will be severe across much of the state in the coming days, causing potentially difficult driving conditions on major roads and thoroughfares,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have state personnel and resources ready to help as needed and I am urging all New Yorkers who plan on traveling over the next few days to use extra caution to ensure a safe and happy Thanksgiving.”
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