Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Saturday, January 18, 2020:
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cortland County today as snow, and perhaps a little ice, is expected.
The morning hours will be quiet and cloudy with snow not arriving until about noon.
Once the snow begins, however, it will come down heavily for an hour or so. A quick inch of accumulation will be possible with road conditions quickly becoming hazardous.
After this initial burst, snow will continue for the remainder of the afternoon. At some periods, the snow may be light, while other times may see moderate to heavy snow.
A little sleet could mix in, but most of the area will probably just see snow through the afternoon. By sunset, 3-5 inches of snow should have fallen for most areas.
The precipitation will taper off for the evening, though a stray flurry or some freezing drizzle will still be possible. Scattered snow showers will become more likely again after midnight.
Temperatures will rise to the low 20s this morning, fall back to near 20 as the snow starts, then slowly increase again in the afternoon. Low 30s will be possible after midnight.
Gusty south winds are also expected, turning to the southwest during the evening and west overnight. Gusts could exceed 40 mph, especially over the hill tops.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Sunday: Windy with snow showers. Temperatures steady in the upper 20s much of the day.
Monday: Partly cloudy. Morning lows near 10. Afternoon highs in the upper teens.
Tuesday: Morning snow showers. Some sun late. Lows in the low teens with highs in the low 20s.
Wednesday: A good deal of sunshine. Morning lows near zero. Afternoon highs near 30.