Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
A rainy day is ahead as Tropical Storm Isaias takes a path through southeastern New York and into New England.
Rain showers have already moved in overnight, but should become steadier and heavier through the morning and into the early afternoon. A few thundery downpours may also be possible from time to time.
During the mid and late afternoon hours, the rain should taper back off and end. When exactly this happens will depend on the precise track Isaias takes. A jog east or west of even 25 miles will change the end time of the rain, and how much falls total.
In all, getting an inch of rain looks possible, but it could be even more. It should not be enough for flooding, though. A more eastward track could keep totals under an inch as well.
The strong winds associated with Isaias will be on the east side of the storm, far from Cortland County. Winds will start from the south today, turn to the east, then north, and finally end in the west tonight. Wind speeds will be 5-10 mph.
With clouds and rain locked in for most of the day, temperatures will not rise much with highs barely getting above 70 degrees.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. A couple stray showers, especially early. Morning lows in the mid 60s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Maybe a stray shower. Morning lows in the upper 50s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. One or two isolated showers possible. Morning lows in the low 60s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.