Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Thursday, February 6, 2020:
Don’t like the weather? Wait an hour, and it will probably change. That old saying will be in effect today as a variety of precipitation types impact the area.
We started out with a shot of snow that turned to ice overnight. More sleet and freezing rain can be expected into the mid-morning hours. This precipitation will be on and off but will still cause slick roads and travel delays.
Later this morning, enough warm air should work in to turn the ice to rain. Scattered rain showers will continue through the afternoon, which should help clear the roads somewhat.
By the evening, colder air will march back in, turning precipitation steadier and back to ice. Freezing rain will give way to sleet with a little snow by midnight.
The snow will then intensify by Friday morning, making for another tricky morning commute.
Temperatures will rise into the mid 30s this afternoon before falling back into the 20s tonight. Winds will be light, coming from the east-southeast at 5-10 mph until a switch to the northwest tonight.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Friday: Snow throughout the day with 3-5 inches by evening. Temperatures start in the upper 20s, but spend most of the day in the low 20s.
Saturday: A couple morning flurries. Some late sun. Morning lows in the upper single digits. Afternoon highs in the upper teens.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a flurry or two early. Snow moves in for the overnight. Morning lows close to zero, but afternoon highs rebounding to near 30 degrees.
Monday: Light snow turns to rain showers early, then ends by the afternoon. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.