Meteorologists are bracing for some potentially severe weather in Cortland County and the greater CNY region, beginning today (February 27) and extending into the weekend.
A high wind advisory is in place until 1:00 tomorrow morning, with sustained winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts exceeding 50 mph.
Combined with a light snowfall, that’ll likely lead to some periods of blowing snow and reduced visibility, along with an increased risk for downed tree limbs and power outages.
The strongest winds are expected in the afternoon, after which followed by a period of lake effect snow developing late tonight has the potential to drop several inches over the next 3-4 days.
Utility crews will be on standby to respond to any storm-related emergencies, as will officials with the state.
As always, motorists should use extra precaution and stay tuned with WXHC for real-time weather and traffic updates.
Data from the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety shows bad weather accounts for nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths in the U.S. every winter.