Cortland will get its first taste of winter on Friday

Main Street and Court Street, Cortland, Feb. 16, 2016 (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

CORTLAND, N.Y. - A strong cold front will push through central New York Friday night, bringing record cold temperatures and lake effect showers.

Temperatures will start dipping into the lower 20s by 6 a.m., and rain showers will begin changing to snow showers, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton. Less than an inch of snow is expected to accumulate.

In addition to falling temperatures, winds will become strong and gusty overnight, with wind gusts as high as 45 mph. A wind advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Drivers should exercise caution when traveling over untreated roads, which could become icy, and snow showers may create poor visibility for commuters, forecasters said. Strong winds and snow showers will weaken through Friday morning before diminishing by the afternoon.

For the rest of the weekend, mainly dry weather is expected. On Saturday (Veterans Day), temperatures will reach into the lower 30s. Temps will climb up to the lower 40s by Sunday, with some cloud coverage.