Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, March 28

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, March 28, 2021:

An area of low pressure will pass to our north today, bringing first a warm front and then a cold front through the region.

With the two fronts, there will be plenty of opportunity for rain today. In fact, much of the day will be rainy with just occasional breaks in the precipitation.

The rain looks especially widespread during the late morning and early afternoon hours. Most of the precipitation will end with the cold frontal passage during the late afternoon.

Winds will be from the south at 10-15 mph for much of the day. A quick turn to the west and an increase in speed to 15-20 mph will follow the cold front late. Gusts along and behind the front will max out at 40-45 mph.

Despite the rain and clouds, temperatures should reach the mid if not upper 50s this afternoon. Temperatures will drop quickly following the frontal passage, and by midnight, temperatures will be into the 30s.

Also around midnight, some moisture wrapping around the backside of the low will move in, resulting in some additional precipitation. This will likely fall as snow. Some higher elevations could see a light coating of accumulation by Monday morning.

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

Monday: Morning clouds. Afternoon sun. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs near 40.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds with late rain, eventually turning to snow overnight. Morning lows near 40. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Thursday: Steady morning snow possible, tapering to flurries in the afternoon. Several inches of accumulation possible. Morning temperatures in the low 30s. Afternoon temperatures in the low 20s.