Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, February 22, 2021:
A quick moving weather system will keep our weather active today.
First, this system will send a band of snow through the region this morning. The snow may come down hard at times, but will only last a couple hours.
The snow should arrive sometime between 8-9 AM and should be wrapping up by noon. Travel conditions will deteriorate quickly once the snow begins.
Accumulations will only be on the order of 1-3 inches, but that will all come in a quick period.
This afternoon, the snow will end and some sun may break out between the clouds. Warm air wrapping into the system will push temperatures into the low or even mid 30s.
Late in the afternoon, a cold front will approach, bringing in a few more snow showers. A brief squall or two cannot be ruled out, either. A brief flare up of light lake effect will develop this evening, but everything should end overnight.
An additional inch or so of snow can be expected late in the day and tonight.
Winds this morning will be from the south at 10-15 mph. South winds will persist this afternoon, but should drop to 5-10 mph.
Late in the afternoon, winds will turn to the west and increase back to 10 mph. Overnight, one more shift back to the south will take place.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Tuesday: A few snow showers, possibly mixing with some rain. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Some evening rain or snow showers. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Thursday: Morning snow showers. Afternoon sun. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.
Friday: Sunny. Morning lows near 10. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.