Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, February 8

Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Saturday, February 8, 2020:

Between yesterday’s snow and today’s cold, it will finally look and feel like deep Winter in Cortland County.

Temperatures will only rise to the mid teens today as a northwest flow of cool air continues behind Friday’s storm.

Those winds will gust as high as 20 mph during the late morning and midday hours, but then will drop in the afternoon.

Skies remain cloudy and a few light snow showers are expected later this morning as a small disturbance picks up some moisture from the Great Lakes. Only a light coating of accumulation is expected.

A little sun will work out in the afternoon, followed by clearing skies in the evening.

The clear skies, calm winds, and fresh snow cover will combine for a trifecta of favorable factors for a quick drop in temperature. Expect temperatures to get down to near zero well before midnight.

After midnight, south winds and some extra cloud cover will increase and temperatures will rise back to the mid or even upper teens by Sunday morning.

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

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a flurry or two early. Snow moves in for the overnight with an inch or two of accumulation. Morning lows in the upper single digits, but afternoon highs rebounding to the low 30s.

Monday: Light snow turns to rain showers early, then ends by the afternoon. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a few rain and snow showers. Morning lows in the upper teens. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a few flurries. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.