The National Weather Service has cancelled a tornado watch for Cortland County.
The watch was cancelled at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday.
Along with the threat of thunderstorms and damaging winds, the National Weather Service in Binghamton had issued the watch for 18 counties, including Cortland, initially until 8 p.m.
The American Red Cross offers tips for dealing with a tornado that include:
- Identifying a safe place in the home where household members and pets can gather during a tornado including a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
- In a high-rise building people should pick a hallway in the center of the building.
- In a mobile home people should choose a safe place in a nearby, sturdy building.
The Red Cross reports that a tornado watch means a tornado is possible, while a tornado warning means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon.
The weather service also forecasts showers and thunderstorms between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m.