Wind advisory issued for Cortland County; 1-2 of inches snow expected

Pierce Street, Cortland, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2016 (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. - High winds and lake effect snow will reach the Cortland area late Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Cortland County that will expire at 5 p.m. Sunday. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected.

Lake effect snow will develop late Sunday afternoon but is expected to taper off by early Sunday evening, forecasters said. Cortland is only expected to get about 1-2 inches of snow. Areas closer to Lake Ontario may receive anywhere from 6-8 inches of snow.

Wind advisories are in effect for all of central New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines, and scattered power outages are expected., according to the NWS.

Winter storm watches have been issued in Onondaga County and other parts of northern New York, where the impact of the storm is expected to be more severe.