Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, September 18

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, September 18, 2020:

Behind yesterday’s cold front, a rather chilly pattern will set up today and remain in place into early next week.

High pressure to our northwest will create blustery north winds today. Wind speeds will be 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

The north winds will import cold air from Canada. Afternoon highs will have a difficult time even reaching 60 degrees, with most places ending up a degree or two short.

This air mass will also be dry, which along with the high pressure, will help keep skies mostly clear much of the day. The best chance for some clouds will be this morning with the front still located just to our south.

The sky will be back to its blue hue thanks to the north wind clearing out the wildfire smoke of the first half of the week.

Winds will diminish tonight and temperatures will rapidly drop beneath clear skies. As early as 8 PM, temperatures will be in the 40s with areas 30s after midnight. The wind may help prevent frost from becoming widespread, though.

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

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Patchy 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 in the upper 50s.

Tuesday: Some thin clouds possible, depending on the eventual track of Hurricane Teddy toward eastern Canada. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs near 60.