Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, April 20

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, April 20, 2021:

A strong cold front will approach the region this morning, then retreat back to the northwest this afternoon.

Clouds will be plentiful this morning as a result. A few showers or areas of drizzle will accompany the clouds.

As the day goes on, the precipitation will become less common and the clouds will start to break up some. It will not become overly sunny, but some breaks of sun between the clouds are likely.

Winds will be from the west and southwest at 5-10 mph. Top gusts will likely be over 25 mph, but less than 30 mph.

Temperatures may ultimately depend on how much sunshine can break through during the afternoon. Highs should end up somewhere around 50 degrees through, with more clouds resulting in upper 40s and more sun pushing temperatures to the low 50s.

The evening will be quiet despite the front moving back in and through the region. Low pressure will develop to our south along the front, causing some precipitation to move in before dawn Wednesday.

This precipitation will likely start as rain, but may turn over to some ice or snow by sunrise.

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

Wednesday: Periods of mixed precipitation in the morning, eventually turning to snow for the afternoon. Morning lows in the low 30s. Midday highs in the mid 30s.

Thursday: Windy with snow showers. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs near 50.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs near 60.