Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, July 8

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, July 8, 2021:

An approaching weather system from the Great Lakes will help draw moisture from Tropical Storm Elsa northward, making for a muggy, stormy day.

Rain will be possible at any time today, including tonight. However, the best chance for thunderstorms and heavy downpours will come during the afternoon, when daytime heating is at its highest.

The main threat from the storms today will be torrential downpours that will reduce visibility when traveling and bring a threat for localized flooding issues.

It will not rain all day, though, and there may even be some sun between batches of rain and thunderstorms.

Rain will continue through the overnight but will gradually taper off in intensity and coverage after midnight.

Winds through the daytime and nighttime hours will be from the south at 5-10 mph. Gusts as high as 25 mph will be possible.

Temperatures will not be as warm as the last few days with highs in the mid 70s. It will remain very humid though, with dewpoints around 70. The temperature will drop to the low 70s this evening and the upper 60s overnight.

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

Friday: Showers possible, mostly in the morning. Morning lows in the upper 60s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.

Sunday: Sun and clouds. Maybe a late shower. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

Monday: Sun and clouds. A few late showers or storms possible. Morning lows near 60. Afternoon highs in the mid 80s.