Storm knocks down trees, wires in Cortland County; tornado watch canceled

Update 7:25 p.m.

A tornado watch posted for Cortland County has been canceled.

An official with the Cortland County 911 Center says during the storm, crews responded to reports of downed power lines and trees.


Greenbush and Williams streets in Cortland (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

The National Weather Service says occasional showers and thunderstorms will continue tonight.

Rain showers are also likely for Tuesday morning, with a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Update 3:25 p.m.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms passing through Central New York have knocked down trees and electrical wires in Cortland County.


Main Street in Cortland (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

Crews responded to a tree that came down on Route 13 just south of Truxton at around 2:10 p.m., according to the Cortland County 911 Center.

Shortly after, crews were called to a report of electrical wires down in the area of Greenbush and Williams Street in the city.

More than 1,500 customers were without power in Schuyler County as of 3:25 p.m. Monday, according to NYSEG. No storm-related outages have been reported in Cortland County.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 8 p.m.

Earlier – The National Weather Service in Binghamton has posted a tornado watch for Cortland County in effect until 8 p.m.

There will be an ongoing threat for severe storms this afternoon.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to develop in Cortland between 2 and 3 p.m. Monday, with the possibility for flash flooding in some parts of the county, according to the National Weather Service.

From the NWS in Binghamton:

Showers and thunderstorms will affect the area Monday into Monday night, with the potential for this to bring very heavy rainfall to some areas...expect rises on small streams with the potential urban flooding and even flash flooding.

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