Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Saturday, January 11, 2020:
A strong low pressure system developing over the Mid-Mississippi Valley will race towards the Great Lakes today.
Warm air began its initial push north ahead of this system yesterday, resulting in the freezing rain we saw in the morning. Temperatures have risen more overnight to get us off and running for a mild day.
High temperatures this afternoon should top out in the mid 50s, with a jump to near 60 degrees after midnight tonight.
A few glimpses of sunshine will be possible today from time to time, as well the occasional rain shower. The best chance for rain will come later in the afternoon and evening. No part of the day should see a prolonged period of rain though.
As is often the case with strong lows to our west, wind speeds will pick up. South winds will blow between 15-20 mph much of the day with gusts as high as 45-55 mph.
Strong winds will continue into the night, especially as a cold front moves through after midnight. A rumble of thunder could also be possible as the front moves in.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Sunday: A few morning showers and perhaps a late flurry. Windy. Temperatures start in the mid 50s, then drop into the 40s and 30s during the afternoon.
Monday: Sunny with just a few passing clouds. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.
Tuesday: Sunny with some clouds from time to time, especially late. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds with some rain showers late. Temperatures start in the upper 30s and reach about 50.