Cortland: Winter storm watch to take effect Tuesday

A coating of light snow is expected tonight, but forecasters are tracking a stronger storm system that is expected to arrive on Tuesday.

A winter storm watch will take effect at 6 a.m. Tuesday and last through 7 a.m. Wednesday. Snow will move in from the southwest late Monday night to northeast Pennsylvania and central New York. Snow will spread quickly across the rest of the region Tuesday morning. Several inches of snow will accumulate before mixing with sleet and changing to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night.

Here’s a look at your 7-day weather outlook from the National Weather Service:

Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s.

Tonight: Cloudy. A chance of light snow in the evening, then light snow likely after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows near 15.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs around 30.

Tuesday: Snow. Moderate snow accumulation. Highs in the lower 30s. Wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Wednesday: Snow showers likely. Highs in the mid 30s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

Friday: Rain and snow likely. Highs in the mid 40s.

Saturday: Rain and snow showers likely. Highs in the upper 30s.