Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, January 19

Winter, Snow

Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Sunday, January 19, 2020:

Winter has decided to stick around for a few days at least, with more wind and snow to deal with today.

This morning’s snow is courtesy of Lake Erie as moist air rotates around yesterday’s low pressure on blustery west winds. The snow should not be too heavy, but an inch or so may accumulate.

Early this afternoon, the wind will shift to the northwest. The snow may pick up a bit as a band of snow from Lake Ontario travels south on the wind shift. Behind this band, the snow should end, but just for a couple hours.

Shortly after sunset, the snow will pick up again, this time from Lake Ontario. A few heavier periods of snow will be possible in the evening before it tapers to lighter flurries after midnight.

Another inch or two should fall in the evening.

The winds today will be between 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 20s this morning and early in the afternoon. After the winds shift, temperatures will retreat to the low 20s late in the day. Teens are likely overnight with single digits possible by dawn Monday.

Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:

Monday: Morning clouds and maybe a flurry. Afternoon sun. Morning lows in the upper single digits. Afternoon highs in the mid teens.

Tuesday: Cloudy much of the day, but some sun late. Lows near 10 with highs in the low 20s.

Wednesday: A good deal of sunshine. Morning lows near zero. Afternoon highs near 30.

Thursday: Sunshine filtered through thin clouds. Morning lows in the mid teens. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.