6-8 inches of snow possible in Cortland in Wednesday night storm

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland County is expected to get its biggest snowfall of the season this week.


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Forecasters are tracking a “significant lake effect snow event” moving through central New York Wednesday afternoon and lasting through Thursday evening, according to The National Weather Service.

A lake effect snow advisory remains in effect for Cortland County from 1 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday. The advisory is in effect for portions of central New York including Cortland, Seneca, Chenango, Otsego and southern Cayuga county.

Hazardous weather conditions will include lake effect snow and blowing snow. The heaviest amount of snow is expected to begin in the overnight hours through Thursday, diminishing by late Thursday afternoon, according to The National Weather Service.

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Photo courtesy of The National Weather Service in Binghamton

Temperatures will fall into the teens Wednesday night and remain there through Thursday.

Saturday will likely be the coldest day since last February, with wind chills near -30 for some parts of central New York. Mild weather is expected to return next week.


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