Winter storm watch in effect for Cortland; see current snowfall estimates

Snowfall estimates for Cortland County through Wednesday morning and Thursday (National Weather Service, Binghamton, NY)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Cortland area could see up to 8 inches of snow through Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain will change to snow late this evening and overnight, with 4-8 inches of snow expected in Cortland County through Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph, with additional lake effect snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches possible late Wednesday through Friday morning.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight tonight to 12 p.m. Wednesday. A winter storm watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. The advisory is also in effect for Cortland, Chenango, Madison, Onondaga, and Southern Oneida counties.

Travel could be “very difficult to impossible” Wednesday morning, NWS forecasters said in a weather briefing. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, with hazardous conditions expected to impact the Wednesday morning commute.