Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, August 19, 2021:
The weather will quiet down in the wake of the remains of Tropical Storm Fred today.
Early morning rain and showers will gradually taper off as the center of Fred continues to move away from our area and into New England. A few more spits of rain may be possible during the late morning and afternoon, but no additional heavy rain is expected.
Skies will remain quite cloudy throughout the day. The best chance for a few glimpses of sunshine will come during the afternoon. Clouds and areas of fog will continue into the evening and overnight hours.
Northwest winds behind Fred will be blustery this morning. Wind speeds will be 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. With the saturated ground, a few uprooted trees and sporadic power outages will be possible.
The wind will taper off during the latter half of the afternoon with speeds around 5 mph and gusts to just 15 mph by sunset.
The cloud cover and northwest winds will keep temperatures at bay with highs in the mid 70s. The humidity will remain in place though, with dewpoints at or just under 70 degrees.
Temperatures will settle into the mid 60s this evening and remain there through the night.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Friday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the mid 60s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Saturday: Scattered showers and a few slow moving, heavier downpours. Morning lows in the mid 60s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.
Sunday: Sun, clouds, and maybe a few scattered showers. Morning lows in the mid 60s. Afternoon highs in the low 80s.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Morning lows in the mid 60s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.