Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, September 1, 2021:
All eyes will be on the rain associated with the remains of Hurricane Ida as they creep towards, and likely into the area today.
While the rain will be moving northeast toward the area, dry air entrenched overhead will be pulled toward the center of the low pressure that Ida has become.
This will set up a very sharp boundary between heavy rain and little to no rain, and that boundary very well may set up over Cortland County.
Rain will be possible as early as the later morning hours. Once it starts raining in an area, it is unlikely to stop for much of the day. However, along the very northern edge of the rain, it will be more on and off showers.
It is very possible that, by Thursday morning, the northern reaches of the county will see either no rain or under a quarter-inch. Meanwhile, southern areas have a much higher chance for heavy rain and could see well over an inch fall.
Even a slight wobble in the storm track could shift those amounts drastically. However, a shift to the south, with lower rain amounts, is more likely than a shift to the north that would result in flood concerns.
Regardless, it will be a cloudy, cool day with highs struggling to even reach 65 degrees.
Winds during the daytime hours will generally be from the northeast at around 5 mph. Tonight, the wind will turn more northerly and increase to near 10 mph.
The rain should end overnight and skies may even be able to clear completely by dawn, leading to some areas of fog early Thursday.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Thursday: Sunny early. Then, some afternoon clouds. Morning lows in the low 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.
Friday: More clouds than sun. Maybe a stray shower, especially early. 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.
Sunday: Sun, clouds, and a few scattered showers. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.