Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, July 21

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, July 21, 2021:

Moisture behind a cold front that moved into the area last night will linger for a while this morning before dry, clean air moves into the region.

Scattered showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will continue this morning. Most of the rain will be light, but a brief bout of heavier rain cannot be ruled out.

The rain will gradually taper off during the midday hours and some sun will shine in the afternoon. The front will sweep away the wildfire smoke that made skies hazy earlier this week. Skies will be blue and air quality will greatly improve.

Blustery northwest winds will aid this process along with speeds of just over 10 mph and a few gusts reaching 30 mph.

Temperatures will be held in check by the northwest winds with afternoon highs just getting above 70. Humidity levels will drop as dewpoints fall through the 60s and into the 50s.

Skies will become mostly clear tonight, though some patchy fog will be possible. Nighttime temperatures will retreat to the mid 50s.

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

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

Friday: Sun, clouds, and a few scattered showers. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.

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

Sunday: Scattered showers and storms. Morning lows in the mid 60s. Afternoon highs in the low 80s.