Severe thunderstorms possible Friday; wind advisory in effect

CORTLAND, N.Y. — There will be a risk for severe thunderstorms beginning late Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory is in effect for Cortland County from 5 p.m. Friday through 2 a.m. Saturday. The advisory is in effect for most of central New York.

Wind gusts could reach as high as 45 mph during this period. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result, forecasters said. Temperatures will still be well above normal, with highs in the mid 70s.

If you are traveling through the advisory area, keep a firm grip on the wheel, especially for those driving high profile vehicles.

A cold front Friday evening will put a halt to rain showers by Saturday, which will be sunny with highs around 70.

Partly sunny skies are in the forecast for Sunday morning, with highs in the mid 60s. Things will start off a little cooler on Monday, with highs in the upper 50s. By mid-week, however, high temperatures will hover around 70 degrees.