UPDATE (3:30 pm)
Officials with the National Weather Service have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4 pm for Southeastern Cortland County, Broome County. Eastern Tioga County and Chenango Counties.
Severe thunderstorms were located just past 3 pm along a line extending from near Richford to near Berkshire/Lounsberry, moving east at 45 mph.
Three-quarter inch hail reported with 60 mph wind gusts. Officials say to expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Stay tuned with X101 Always Classic for real-time weather updates.
ORIGINAL post (1 pm)
Officials with the National Weather Service have issued a high wind advisory for Cortland and nearby counties until 10 pm this evening, with winds gusting as high as 50 mph in most parts of CNY and beyond 70 mph in a handful of others.
As always, that will create a threat for blowing around unsecured objects and loose tree limbs, which could knock down wires.
National Grid and NYSEG say they’re on standby to respond to any power outages that may result.
Governor Cuomo also issued an advisory, as the storm is expected to affect nearly every corner of the state.
“This storm has the potential to cause widespread power outages across most of New York, and I have directed our state’s emergency response assets to be prepared to help our local partners should they need it,” Governor Cuomo said. “New Yorkers across the state are heeding our guidance to stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic, but this storm makes that call all the more urgent.”
There is also a chance for severe thunderstorms in the area throughout the afternoon.
The inclement weather forecast caused the Cayuga Health Covid-19 Sampling site at the Ithaca Mall to close today, which will reopen for regular hours tomorrow, from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
To pre-register, call Cayuga Health Registration Line at 607-319-5708, or go online to cayugahealthsystem.org.
See graphics from Accuweather below for more information on today’s forecast: