High wind warning issued for Cortland County

Strong, damaging winds develop later today and continue into Monday (National Weather Service, Binghamton, NY)

Temperatures could reach as high as 50 degrees today, but wind speeds will increase to the 30-40 mph range by late this afternoon.

A high wind warning will take effect at 1 p.m. and expire at 7 p.m. Monday. During this period, wind speeds could reach as high as 65 mph. Travel will be difficult.

With high winds also comes the greater likelihood of blown down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected, according to the National Weather Service. Peak wind speeds are expected to occur between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday.

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

Today: Cloudy. Rain likely this morning, then a chance of showers this afternoon. Breezy with highs in the upper 40s. South winds 20 to 25 mph, becoming southwest 15 to 25 mph this afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.

Tonight: A chance of rain showers in the evening. Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Very windy with lows in the lower 20s. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, increasing to 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph after midnight.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Very windy with highs in the mid 20s. West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Windy with lows near 10. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 15 to 20. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs in the mid 20s.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs in the mid 30s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs in the lower 40s.

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