Cortland Weather Update: Advisory issued, more snow possible

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

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Forecasters are predicting several rounds of snow will impact our area through Thursday night.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected in the Cortland area, with localized amounts of up to 8 inches possible. Higher end snow amounts are expected across northern Seneca, Tompkins, and Cortland counties.

Wind gusts as high as 45 mph will create areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Steadier snow will develop late Wednesday afternoon, with periods of moderate snow and blowing snow tonight. Snow showers and areas of blowing snow will continue through the day Thursday.

Travel could be very difficult, forecasters said. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, and hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.