6 to 8 inches of snow headed Cortland's way

National Weather Service issues winter storm watch


A winter storm coming up the Eastern coast may drop 6 to 8 inches of snow Monday night and Tuesday morning, the National Weather service reports as it issued a winter storm watch for the greater Cortland area.

Snowfall rates could be as high as 2 inches per hour, although forecaster say most of the accumulation will be to the south, with 8 to 12 inches in Binghamton and up to a foot in Montrose, Pa.

The snow band is narrow, the weather service said, perhaps 50 miles wide, so small fluctuations in its track can lead to large fluctuations in how much snow it will drop, and the track of the storm remains uncertain.

The watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 p.m. Tuesday.