Cortland weather outlook: Spring weather is not so far away after all

Photo: National Weather Service, Binghamton, NY

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Monday morning was met with scattered rain showers mixed with snow, but drier and warmer weather is on the way to start the month of May.

The clouds will start to clear Monday afternoon, bringing high temperatures into the lower 50s. It will be a fairly breezy rest of the day, with wind speeds up to 30 mph. Lows Monday night will be the mid 30s.

Things will warm up considerably on Tuesday, with highs in the upper 60s. The sun will at times be filtered by high clouds. Be aware, however: drier conditions coupled with warm temperatures and breezy winds will present the risk of sensitive fire weather conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday morning will start off sunny before clouds move in by the afternoon. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, though highs will be in the upper 70s. Wednesday night will be warmer, with lows near 60.

Temperatures will start to cool down by Friday afternoon, as a passing cold front makes its way through central New York. The strength of the thunderstorms will depend on the timing of the cold fronts. Daytime temperatures this period will range from 60 – 65 degrees.