CORTLAND, N.Y. — After a windy, cold overnight period, high temperatures will lift into the mid 40s today, with precipitation coming in the form of rain during the afternoon hours.
Forecasters are expecting mostly cloudy skies today with scattered rain showers around the area.
A period of steadier light rain is expected in the afternoon as another warm front lifts through the area out ahead of a developing low pressure system over the central Great Lakes.
A developing surface low and mid-level circulation will move across Lake Ontario will bring another period of steady precipitation tonight. Temperatures will remain warm enough for rain showers during the early evening hours, but as temperatures drop, some colder air will gradually filter into the area overnight. Most areas will change to snow showers after 4-5 a.m. Wednesday, with surface temperatures falling into the upper 20s to mid 30s by Wednesday morning.
Temperatures are expected to remain steady throughout the day Wednesday, in the low to mid 30s, with snow showers likely. Wind speeds will increase to 15-25 mph.
Snow showers will continue on Thursday into Friday, with highs in the mid teens to lower 20s on both days.
Generally quiet weather is expected on Saturday with continued cold temperatures of highs in the low 20s. There is a chance of snow showers Saturday night through Sunday, with insignificant accumulation expected at this point.
High temperatures on Sunday are expected to stay in the mid 20s, under partly sunny skies. High temperatures may reach into the upper 20s on Monday.