Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, March 26

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, March 26, 2021:

A strong cold front will move through the region today, resulting in some active weather.

Lingering showers early this morning, possibly accompanied by a rumble of thunder, will quickly lift northeast after sunrise. These initial showers are associated with a warm front.

Several hours of dry conditions are likely this morning between the warm and cold fronts. The sun will poke in and out of clouds and gusty south winds will develop. Gusts over 40 mph will be possible.

During this time, temperatures will jump into the mid 60s, but it will be short lived.

The cold front should arrive late this morning or during the midday hours. A band of showers, again possibly with some thunder, will be possible.

More notable will be a further increase in winds as they turn to the southwest, and a drop in temperatures. Gusts along and just behind the front should be over 50 mph.

Temperatures will make a steady decline through the afternoon, reaching the mid 40s by dinnertime. A few more stray showers will be possible behind the front.

The wind will quickly diminish tonight and precipitation will come to an end. Some clearing may even take hold after midnight.

Temperatures will continue their freefall, ending up in the mid 30s by dawn Saturday.

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

Saturday: Clouds early, then some sun. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.

Sunday: Periods of rain. Becoming breezy. Maybe some wet evening snow. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 50s.

Monday: Increasing sunshine. Still breezy. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds. Maybe some late showers. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.