Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, January 21

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, January 21, 2021:

A small disturbance will pass north of the region today, bringing a few snow showers and southwest winds.

The snow is most likely to come before 9 AM but should not have much impact on the morning commute. No more than a light coating of accumulation is expected, and roadways should stay in good shape.

A few more flurries may linger into the late morning, but most of the afternoon should end up completely dry. It will be cloudy, but a glimpse of sunshine is not totally out of the question.

Southwest winds will blow at around 10 mph with gusts reaching 25 mph. High temperatures will reach the low and mid 30s on the strength of these winds.

Late in the day, a cold front associated with the disturbance will work its way southeast. Another area of snow may develop ahead of it, enhanced by the Great Lakes.

This may move in for the evening commute and will persist into the evening hours. An inch or two could accumulate, especially once the sun sets and temperatures drop to around 30 degrees.

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

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

Saturday: Lake effect snow showers gradually diminishing. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the upper 10s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Morning lows in the upper 0s. Afternoon highs near 20.

Monday: Increasing clouds. Perhaps some late snow. Morning lows approaching 0. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.