Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, October 29

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, October 29, 2021:

Another low pressure system is on its way but will not arrive until late in the day.

As the low draws closer, clouds will gradually increase and become thicker. The best chance for sunny skies will be during the morning once some areas of fog burn off.

The afternoon will be mostly cloudy and the first rain showers should arrive sometime near or just after sunset. The rain will quickly become steady and may come down hard at times.

Thankfully, the window for heavy rain should be fairly brief with rain rates tapering off after midnight. The rain could even end for a time before new scattered showers move back in.

If the heavier rain moves slower or stalls out for a time, rain amounts over 1.5 inches would be possible. This could lead to more localized flooding. This remains a possibility, albeit not the most likely scenario.

Instead, rain amounts are more likely to fall into a range between 0.5 and 1 inch.

Temperatures will peak in the early afternoon in the mid 50s. As the clouds increase, temperatures will retreat to the low 50s for the latter half of the afternoon. Mid 40s are likely during the nighttime hours.

Winds will be from the southeast throughout the day with some occasional shifts to a more due easterly direction. Wind speeds will be up around 10 mph with gusts around 20 mph. These winds will persist through the overnight as well.

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

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Perhaps a few breaks of sun. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday: Morning showers. Maybe some late afternoon sun. Morning lows in the upper 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 50s.

Monday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows near 40. Afternoon highs near 50.

Tuesday: Rain showers likely. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.