Cortland weather: Showers and thunderstorms with warmer temperatures

CORTLAND, N.Y. — After a cool and wet weekend, central New York will enjoy dry and warmer weather on Monday before precipiation returns this week.

There will be significant cloud coverage for most of Monday morning, but the sky will begin to clear Monday afternoon, when high temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Moisture will increase Monday night, thickening clouds and leaving a chance for scattered showers overnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

A front will pass through the region Tuesday, creating the potential for severe thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s for most of the day.

Rain showers are expected to teeter off Tuesday night, and the clouds may open up a bit on Wednesday with highs in the lower 70s.

The next batch of rain could come as early as Thursday afternoon, though the best chance of heavy rain will be Friday night, according to the most recent models. Rainfall amounts heading into Saturday may range from a half inch to 2 inch in some locations.

This rain will persist through most of the day on Saturday, likely in the form of scattered showers, with another batch expected on Sunday.

High temperatures over the weekend will hover in the upper 70s.