Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, September 17, 2020:
A cold front will move through during the midday hours, putting an abrupt end to the slow warming we experienced the last couple days, and clearing out the upper atmosphere smoke.
Out ahead of the front, a few stray showers will be possible this morning. Most areas will probably not see rain, and those that do will only see minor amounts.
Temperatures will climb their way into the mid and upper 60s this morning before the front moves through. Behind the front, winds will turn to the north and cool air will move back in.
Afternoon temperatures will settle near 60 degrees. The north wind will not be overly strong, blowing at 5-10 mph with gusts of 15-20 mph.
With the shift in wind direction, smoke-free air from Canada will push into the region. As the clouds break up this afternoon, skies should turn increasingly blue.
Skies will continue to clear tonight, allowing temperatures to quickly fall through the 50s and into the 40s.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Friday: Mostly sunny with blue skies. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs near 60.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.
Sunday: More sunshine. Areas of morning frost. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.
Monday: Still mostly clear and sunny. Another chance for morning frost. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs near 60.