Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Wednesday, January 8, 2020:
A cold front moved through the area overnight, setting the stage for a windy and at times snowy day.
Strong northwest winds will blow throughout the day at 15-20 mph. Peak gusts will be near 45 mph.
Temperatures will remain steady under the influence of the wind, holding out in the upper 20s for most of the day. The wind will undoubtedly make it feel colder, though.
Conditions will be ripe for on and off snow squalls today in the wake of the front. These squalls will be capable of brief periods of near zero visibility and treacherous travel conditions.
Outside of the squalls, though, some sunshine will be possible.
The squalls will diminish as the sun sets, but a band of lake effect snow will develop off Lake Ontario. This band should impact Cortland County throughout the evening and overnight.
In all, look for an inch or two of snow during the daytime hours, with several more inches possible overnight, especially over the northern half of the county.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Thursday: Dry with some morning sun and increasing afternoon clouds. Morning lows in the mid teens. Highs in the upper 20s.
Friday: Morning ice eventually turning to rain showers. Lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Saturday: Scattered rain showers. Breezy. Morning lows near 40 degrees. Highs in the low 50s.
Sunday: Morning rain showers. Some sun late. Windy. Temperatures start in the mid 50s and approach 60 by midday, then drop in the afternoon.