Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, April 30

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

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, April 30, 2020:

April will end on a very wet note as a strong storm system brings the risk for heavy rain and flooding later today.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Cortland County. Both flash flooding and minor flooding on main stem rivers will be possible.

Before the heavy rain arrives, lighter on and off showers will be possible through the morning hours. The rain should become more widespread and heavier during the afternoon with little movement in the area of rain until the evening.

Locally, as much as two inches may fall, which would be enough for flooding to occur.

In addition to the rain, winds will continue to be strong. Winds will blow from the southeast at 15-20 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

These winds will be possible through the morning and into the mid-afternoon but will drastically die off as the rain band moves through late in the day.

Temperatures will rise into the upper 50s this afternoon, but the rain should prevent it from getting any warmer. This evening, temperatures will settle back into the low 50s.

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

Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Morning lows in the upper 40s. Afternoon highs mid 50s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs near 60.

Sunday: Sun, clouds, and perhaps a few light rain showers late. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 60s.

Monday: Cloudy and cooler with a few rain showers. Morning lows near 40. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.