Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Wednesday, February 12, 2020:
The daytime hours today will be quiet before a mix of snow and ice move in overnight.
A few flurries off Lake Ontario are in the area early this morning but should lift north and dissipate before the mid-morning hours.
As the snow departs, a little sun will shine even as thin clouds stream in from the southwest. These clouds will thicken throughout the day, allowing less and less sunshine through.
Temperatures will rise into the mid 30s this afternoon before slipping back to near 30 this evening.
Winds will start lightly from the west, but will quickly turn to the south and increase to 5-10 mph. Gusts will top out between 20-25 mph, especially in the evening.
Snow will move into the area after 9 PM tonight before turning over to sleet, and then freezing rain after midnight. Accumulations of snow and sleet will total 1-3 inches with a glaze of ice on top.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Thursday: A mix of rain and freezing rain early, then turning to snow showers by the afternoon. Temperatures in the low 30s throughout the day.
Friday: Lake effect snow showers. Morning temperatures start in the mid teens, then drop to near 10 in the afternoon.
Saturday: Some sunshine, especially in the morning. Morning lows of -5 to -15. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. Morning lows near 20. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.