Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, January 26

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, January 26, 2021:

An area of low pressure will approach the region today before it moves overhead tonight.

Precipitation will move into Cortland County this morning from the southwest. Most of the precipitation will fall as snow, but a little sleet mixing in cannot be ruled out, especially for southern and western areas.

The snow will come down steadily at a moderate rate through the mid and late morning hours. This afternoon, the snow will taper off to intermittent flurries.

Accumulations by evening will be on the order of 2-4 inches.

The snow will pick up again this evening as the low presses east. Steady snow will fall through the overnight with another 1-3 inches possible.

Winds will be from the southeast this morning at 5 mph, increasing to near 10 mph for the afternoon. Winds will turn to the south this evening for a few hours, but then will turn again to the west, then northwest after midnight.

This wind pattern will hold temperatures in the mid and upper 20s for most of the daytime hours. A rise into the low 30s is likely tonight, followed by a quick return to the mid 20s overnight.

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

Wednesday: Morning snow showers. Afternoon clouds with a few lingering flurries. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A few snow showers. Temperatures in the mid teens throughout the day.

Friday: Lake effect snow showers. Temperatures between 5-10 degrees throughout the day.

Saturday: Lake effect snow showers. Morning lows near 0. Afternoon highs near 10.