Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, January 22

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, January 22, 2021:

Conditions will be favorable today for a few brief but heavy squalls before a steadier lake effect snow develops tonight.

On and off lake effect snow showers will be possible throughout the day today. At times, the snow may become briefly intense, with reduced visibility, poor travel conditions, and a quick inch of snow.

Outside of the squalls and flurries, a few breaks of sunshine may be possible.

West winds early this morning will turn to the northwest with speeds of 10-15 mph. Gusts will be 25-30 mph, especially during any squalls.

Temperatures will only rise a couple degrees today with a high around 30 around midday. Afternoon temperatures will slide into the upper, then mid 20s.

By the evening, temperatures will drop into the upper teens and lake effect snow will become better organized. Heavy snow will be possible across the northern parts of the county during the evening before the band slowly drops south overnight.

By Saturday morning, some northern hills could have 6-10 inches of very fluffy snow on the ground with a couple inches throughout the rest of the county.

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

Saturday: Lake effect snow showers gradually diminishing, but still lasting most of the day. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the upper 10s.

Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny. Morning lows in the upper 0s. Afternoon highs near 20.

Monday: Increasing clouds. Snow arrives late. Morning lows approaching, but mostly staying above 0. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Tuesday: Periods of snow with moderate accumulations possible. Morning lows in the mid teens. Afternoon highs in the low 20s.