Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, August 12

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, August 12, 2021:

Today may end up as the hottest day of the current heat wave, unless strong thunderstorms interrupt the heating this afternoon.

Storm development is uncertain today, but a subtle impulse of energy may arrive later this afternoon to interact with the copious amounts of heat and humidity present.

This would most likely take place in the latter half of the afternoon or even into the early evening. Near continuous lightning, torrential downpours, and a few severe wind gusts will be possible with any storms.

Before those potential storms, temperatures will quickly rise this morning and into the afternoon. Afternoon highs should reach around 90 degrees with dewpoints at or above 70.

Thunderstorms would knock the temperatures into the 70s a few hours earlier than they normally would, but do not expect any additional cooling overnight. Temperatures will stick to the low 70s throughout the night.

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

Friday: A few afternoon showers and storms. Morning lows in the low 70s. Afternoon highs in the mid 80s.

Saturday: Morning showers. Increasing afternoon sunshine. Cooler and less humid. Morning lows in the upper 60s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.

Sunday: More sun than clouds. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.

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