Cortland Weather Outlook: Monday, January 18

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, January 18, 2021:

Lake snows will fly again today with localized minor accumulations.

The snow will be widespread this morning as a small disturbance contributes to the lake effect.

Embedded within the larger area of snow showers will be a few heavier bursts. It will be in the areas that see these enhancements that a couple inches may accumulate.

As the disturbance passes east, the atmosphere will dry out and the snow showers will diminish. A few flurries will still be possible through the afternoon, but no additional accumulation is expected.

There may even be some glimpses of sunshine in the afternoon.

The chances for flurries will increase after sunset but will not match the morning. Snow showers will continue through the overnight with locally an inch or so accumulating.

Winds today will be from the northwest at 5-10 mph with gusts topping out around 20 mph.

High temperatures will reach about 30 degrees this afternoon, though the hills in the northern part of the county will probably stick to the upper 20s.

Temperatures tonight will fall back into the mid 20s, but colder pockets will be possible if any breaks in the clouds persist into the nighttime hours.

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

Tuesday: Cloudy with some snow showers. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs near 30.

Wednesday: Scattered lake effect snow showers. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the low 20s.

Thursday: Cloudy with light snow. Morning lows in the mid 0s. Afternoon highs in the upper 20s.

Friday: More lake effect snow showers. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.