Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, May 26

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, May 26, 2021:

The areas first widespread thunderstorm event will unfold today as a strong disturbance and cold front interact with a warm and humid air-mass.

Conditions will be quiet through the morning with sunshine mixing with growing cumulus clouds. Temperatures will quickly rise to the mid 80s, and humidity will become uncomfortable with dew-points in the mid 60s.

By midday, showers and thunderstorms will start to pop up out ahead of the cold front. Many of these initial storms will remain small and weak and will only strengthen after they quickly move east of the area.

However, additional storms along the front will develop to the west and have time to organize before arriving during the mid afternoon.

Some storms will be capable of frequent lightning, strong winds, and hail. Several storms in the region will probably reach severe levels. Most areas will probably not see severe weather, though.

As with any severe thunderstorm event, there will likely be small intricacies in how the event unfolds that will lead to localized variations in the weather experienced.

Thunderstorms will move east for the late afternoon hours, but a few final showers will be possible early this evening as the front moves through. No severe weather is expected with these showers.

Daytime winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 mph. A few non-thunderstorm gusts over 30 mph will be possible. Behind the front tonight, winds will turn to the northwest with speeds around 10 mph.

Cooler air will move in behind the front, with nighttime temperatures falling through the 60s and into the 50s.

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

Thursday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the low 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Friday: Cloudy with rain. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the upper 40s.

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

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.