Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, July 20

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

Much of today will be quiet until a late cold front brings and chance for some showers and storms.

Morning fog will gradually burn off, leaving skies sunny with some fair weather clouds by the late morning. These clouds will stick around through the afternoon, but with no precipitation falling.

The sunshine will appear hazy due to wildfire smoke in the mid-levels of the atmosphere, just like yesterday.

By the early evening, clouds will increase further, and a few showers and thunderstorms will make their way into the area from the northwest. These will continue through the evening hours. 

Since the activity will be scattered, not everyone will necessarily see rain. Flooding is not expected from the rain, nor is severe weather expected. A briefly strong wind gust or two with the storms may be possible.

Winds will be from the west through the day at speeds near or just above 5 mph. Top gusts will reach 20-25 mph but may be higher in thunderstorms.

Afternoon highs will reach the low 80s. Dewpoints will be in the upper 60s, making it feel muggy. Evening temperatures will drop back into the 60s, with overnight lows in the low 60s.

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

Wednesday: A few early showers. Then, increasing sun. Morning lows in the low 60s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.

Thursday: Sun and clouds. Nighttime showers and storms possible. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs near 70.

Friday: Scattered showers, especially early. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs near 70.

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