Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, July 20

For today’s weather forecast, forecasters are anticipating a hot and partly sunny day, with a heat index reaching up to 105 degrees, causing an excessive heat warning.

However, there will be a slight 40 percent chance of showers and possible thunderstorms this afternoon. Mainly after 2 p.m.

After that, temperatures will begin to rise drastically. Especially with humidity reaching up to 90 percent.

Temperatures will then start to slowly decrease late in the evening to around 76 degrees.

Remember that an excessive heat warning means that for a long period of time, there will be extreme and dangerous hot temperatures.

So make sure you take precautionary actions.

Especially because extreme high levels of heat and humidity can cause heat illnesses during outdoor exertion or extend exposure.

Here is a list of some precautionary actions you can take during these dangerous high temperatures:

  • Stay Hydrated and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • If you work outside, take extra precautions. Take breaks in the shade as often as possible.
  • If possible reschedule physical activities, to either early in the morning or late in the evening, when it is cooler out.
  • Stay indoors on an air conditioned room.
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • NEVER leave kids or pets unattended, especially inside a vehicle. Check before locking.

Here is a look at the rest of this weekend’s weather forecast, along with the beginning of next week, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton:

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with there being a 40 percent chance of showers during the day. Temperatures will reach a high near 86 degrees and drop to around 63 degrees at night.

Monday: Cloudy, with temperatures reaching a high around 76 degrees throughout the day. There will be a 40 percent chance of precipitation in the afternoon. Temperatures will then decrease to about 55 degrees at night.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with temperatures increasing to about 77 degrees during the day. Temperatures will then decrease to a near 54 degrees at night.

Wednesday: Sunny, with clear skies and temperatures increasing to around 78 degrees during the day. Temperatures will then decrease to around 56 degrees late in the evening.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with temperatures reaching a high near 78 degrees during the day. Temperatures will then drop t around 60 degrees at night.