Winter storm warning, travel advisory issued; how much snow will Cortland get?

Pedestrians walk down Main Street during a winter storm in this file photo (Cortland Voice)

Cortland County Sheriff Mark E. Helms has issued a travel advisory for Cortland County until 8 a.m. Wednesday—warning that hazardous weather, which includes a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain—will make travel difficult.

The advisory does not restrict travel, but Sheriff Helms recommends against unnecessary travel.

Heavy snow and mixed precipitation is expected throughout the day. The majority of snow will fall this morning into early afternoon, and snow will mix with sleet and freezing this afternoon and continue into tonight. Wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible.

Total snow accumulations of 5-9 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch is expected.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday. The warning is also in effect for Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, and Tompkins counties.