Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, February 15, 2021:
A winter storm will impact the region today with a minor, first part this morning and a more meaningful second part tonight.
Snow will overspread the area during the morning and fall steadily for a couple hours. By the early afternoon, the snow should taper off to occasional snow showers. These should continue into the early evening hours.
Daytime snow accumulations should be under two inches. Some areas may not even see an inch. As such, road conditions will generally be in decent shape, though some delays can be expected during the late morning hours.
High temperatures will be in the mid 20s this afternoon before slipping back to around 20 this evening.
Winds will be light from the north and northeast at under 5 mph. Northeast winds will increase to 5-10 mph this evening as the second phase of the storm begins.
Snow will move back in after 8 PM and quickly become intense. Sleet and freezing rain will mix in after midnight and continue into early Tuesday. Dry air should bring a sudden end to the precipitation sometime near or just after sunrise Tuesday.
An additional 4-6 inches of snow and sleet can be expected overnight with hazardous travel conditions into early Tuesday.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Tuesday: Snow and sleet end early. A few afternoon snow showers. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.
Wednesday: Sun early, then some afternoon clouds. Morning lows in the upper 0s. Afternoon highs near 20.
Thursday: Light snow early, becoming heavier late. Morning lows near 10. Afternoon highs in the upper 20s.
Friday: Cloudy with snow showers. Morning lows near 20. Afternoon highs in the upper 20s.