Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, January 23

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Saturday, January 23, 2021:

A cold, blustery day is ahead with periods of lake effect and blowing snow.

Northwest winds will blow at around 15 mph today with gusts over 30 mph at times. These cold winds will lead to a variety of factors to consider today.

First is the temperature and wind chill. Temperatures will struggle into the upper teens today and probably will not be able to reach 20 degrees. With the wind, it will feel more like the single digits.

Lake effect snow will continue, being strongest in the morning and gradually diminishing through the day. Additional accumulation through the morning will be a couple inches with perhaps another inch or so through the afternoon and evening.

The snow that falls will be very fluffy, so the gusty winds will easily blow it around. Drift prone areas will see plenty of blowing and drifting, even when it isn’t actively snowing.

The evening will bring more of the same, though the snow will continue to diminish, and winds won’t be quite as gusty. Temperatures will drop back through the teens and into the single digits.

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

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

Monday: Sunny early with clouds increasing for the afternoon. Morning lows approaching, but mostly staying above 0. Afternoon highs in the upper 20s.

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

Wednesday: More sun than clouds. Morning lows in the low 0s. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.