Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, February 16

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, February 16, 2021:

Precipitation will quickly come to an end this morning as dry air works into our latest winter storm.

Conditions should improve through the morning as temperatures rise within this wedge of dry air. By noon, temperatures should be at least in the mid 30s, but could even eclipse 40 degrees for a brief time.

During the afternoon, winds will turn to the northwest and increase, and temperatures will come back down. By the mid-afternoon, temperatures will fall back into the 20s.

While a spit of drizzle may be possible once the main precipitation ends, conditions will stay mostly dry until the late afternoon. A little sun may even work out for a time.

Snow showers will increase for the late afternoon, transitioning over to lake effect tonight. Most of the lake effect will fall along the Cortland-Onondaga line and areas further north.

Wind speeds will peak in the late afternoon at around 15 mph from the northwest. Gusts of 30-35 mph will be possible during that time.

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

Wednesday: More sun than clouds. Morning lows near 10. Afternoon highs near 20.

Thursday: Cloudy with afternoon snow becoming heavy during the evening. Morning lows in the low teens. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Friday: Morning snow transitions to on and off snow showers. Morning lows in the upper teens. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

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