Winter weather advisory issued for Cortland County; 2-3 inches of snow expected

Snow covers the parking lot of the Cortland Diner on Main Street, Cortland, N.Y. (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a winter weather advisory for Cortland County that will take effect at 7 a.m. Sunday and expire at 1 a.m. Monday.

Snow accumulations will range from 1 to 3 inches in the valleys and between 3 to 5 inches over higher terrain, with wind gusts up to 35 mph. The heaviest snow will fall from Sunday afternoon into the early evening, the advisory said. Snow will taper to snow showers by late Sunday evening.

The advisory is also in effect for Onondaga, Madison, Chenango, and Broome counties. The Syracuse area is expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of snow, while areas south of Cortland may receive just 1 to 2 inches.

Drivers should be prepared for slippery road conditions during the advisory period. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.

Meanwhile, another storm system could bring snow and rain late Tuesday night into Wednesday.