Wind advisory issued for Cortland County; thunderstorms likely Wednesday evening

CORTLAND, N.Y. – A wind advisory and hazardous weather advisory is in effect for a wide swath of central New York through 2 a.m. Thursday.

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The main impacts will be felt until the early evening, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. Most areas included in the advisory can expect wind gusts up to 35 mph, though Cortland County could see gusts as high as 46 mph.

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Cortland County could see wind gusts as high as 46 mph on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton

A second period of strong winds is possible Wednesday night, associated with a batch of potential thunderstorms expected to arrive in the Cortland area between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Minor damage to trees and power lines could result in sporadic power outages, forecasters say.

Wednesday's gusty winds can mostly be blamed on the remains of Hurricane Patricia, according to The hurricane was the most powerful ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, reaching maximum wind speeds of 200 mph.

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