Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Saturday, January 25, 2020:
An area of low pressure tracking through the Great Lakes will bring mixed precipitation to our area throughout today.
Precipitation will move in from the southwest this morning, probably starting as mostly freezing rain. As temperatures warm, however, that will turn to regular rain during the middle of the day.
Even then, a few pockets of ice will still be possible throughout Cortland County.
During the afternoon, the rain should turn to snow. The time for snow may be brief, but the snow that falls will come down heavily. Some areas could see a quick couple inches.
As with any event where the precipitation changes phases multiple times, there is very little margin for error. So, if temperatures are just a degree warmer, there could be more rain. Or, a degree colder, and a longer period of snow is possible.
Precipitation will taper off during the evening hours, with just a bit of drizzle or a stray flurry. Areas of fog may also develop.
Winds will be gusty from the southeast this morning, but will turn calm in the afternoon.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Sunday: Scattered snow showers. Lows in the low 30s with afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Monday: Morning snow showers ending by the afternoon. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Tuesday: Cloudy with an early snow shower. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs near 30.
Wednesday: Morning clouds and afternoon sun. Lows in the upper teens. Highs in the mid 20s.