Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, April 9

A rainy day on Main Street in Cortland. (Cortland Voice file photo)

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, April 9, 2020:

A strong cold front will move through during the middle of the day, rendering the warmer weather of the first half of the week a distant memory.

Temperatures will work into the mid 40s before the front arrives but will quickly fall back into the upper 30s as the front moves through, roughly around 1 PM.

After a few hours of those temperatures, a late day jump back into the low or even mid 40s will be possible around dinnertime. Temperatures will then return to the 30s as the sun sets and fall into the low 30s during the evening.

The front will be preceded by rain throughout this morning. As the temperatures drop, the rain should turn to a brief period of snow before it ends. A stray flurry will be possible here and there during the afternoon and evening.

The other big impact from the front will be strong winds. The wind will build to around 15 mph from the south-southeast this morning.

After the front, a quick turn to the northwest is expected with sustained winds to 20 mph. Top gusts during the afternoon will be around 50 mph.

Winds will lessen this evening with gusts at or below 30 mph.

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

Friday: Windy and cold with morning snow tapering to afternoon flurries. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Saturday: A morning snow shower, then cloudy until late in the day. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Sunday: A mix of clouds and some sunny periods. Maybe a few late day rain showers. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.

Monday: Periods of rain and possibly some thunder. Blustery. Morning lows near 50. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.