Cortland weekend weather outlook | Friday, January 4

Photo: National Weather Service, Binghamton, NY

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Southerly winds are bringing mostly sunny skies and mild conditions to Central New York today, with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s.

Meanwhile, forecasters are monitoring a large-scale circulation of winds that will move through Pennsylvania toward New England tonight into Saturday, spreading a mix of rain and spotty freezing rain across portions of New York and Pennsylvania. Ice accumulation is expected to be spotty and light, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will reach close to 40 degrees on Saturday before the storm moves into New England and sweeps a cold front across New York. A few snow showers will form downing of Lake Ontario by Saturday evening. Lows Saturday night will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Temperatures on Sunday will drop down to the lower 30s, along with northwesterly wind gusts peaking in the 20-30 mph range. Lows Sunday night are expected to drop into the lower 20s.

Looking at the week ahead, the NWS is tracking the potential for a wintry mix late Monday through early Tuesday, though, conditions appear to be dry through at least Monday afternoon before precipitation moves in.