Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, August 31

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, August 31, 2021:

August will come to a close with quiet and, at last, less humid weather.

A small area of high pressure will build in behind yesterday’s cold front. Skies will be a mix of afternoon fair weather clouds and some occasional thin clouds streaming out ahead of the remains of Hurricane Ida.

Rain is generally not expected, but a brief, isolated afternoon shower cannot be totally ruled out.

Temperatures today will not be a whole lot cooler than they have been with afternoon highs in the mid and upper 70s. Dewpoints will be much lower, though, sitting in the upper 50s.

Winds will mostly be from the northwest or west-northwest at 5-10 mph. A more southwesterly wind may be present this morning. Top gusts will only be around 20 mph.

Tonight, high clouds ahead of the remains of Ida will thicken, but no rain is expected. Temperatures will fall back into the upper 50s.

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

Wednesday: More clouds than sun. Possibly some rain late, but more likely staying dry. Morning lows in the upper 50s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.

Thursday: Early clouds depart, leaving mostly sunny skies. Morning lows in the upper 50s. Afternoon highs in the upper 60s.

Friday: More clouds than sun. Maybe a stray shower. Morning lows in the low 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

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