Your Finger Lakes Weather forecast for Cortland and the surrounding areas for Thursday, February 13, 2020:
Snow is working through the area this morning as low pressure races northeast through the Mid-Atlantic region.
Some of the snow may turn to sleet at times this morning, especially before 8 AM. The sleet will quickly turn back to snow as the intensity of the precipitation drops by mid-morning.
Scattered on and off snow showers will be possible into the mid-afternoon, after which another period of steady snow will move in. This light snow will last into the evening before transitioning to more localized lake effect flurries and squalls overnight.
In addition to what has already fallen, look for another 1-4 inches to fall today, with the highest amounts coming in areas that see lake effect overnight.
Temperatures will change little today, holding steady near the freezing mark of 32 degrees. A fall through the 20s is expected this evening with teens overnight.
Winds will be light and variable this morning but will stabilize from the northwest and strengthen this afternoon. Wind speeds will be 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for the next several days:
Friday: Lake effect snow showers ending with some late sunshine. Morning temperatures near 10, then drop into the single digits for the afternoon.
Saturday: Some sunshine, especially in the morning. Morning lows of -5 to -15. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A couple flurries or rain showers. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.
Monday: Cloudy with a few spits of rain or flurries. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.