Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, November 15, 2021:
Today will be a raw, unsettled day as moisture behind last night’s system and some lake effect team up.
The precipitation that falls today will be on and off. Individual bouts should not last too long, but they will be possible at any time today. Much of what falls will be snow, but some rain will be possible during the peak daytime heating during the midday and first half of the afternoon.
Daytime snow accumulations should be limited to a quick coating, which will probably mostly melt before the next batch of snow showers moves in.
The snow may become better organized this evening as a lake effect band consolidates off Lake Ontario. Locally up to an inch could fall after sunset, and a few lesser traveled roads could be a little slick.
Winds will turn from the west early this morning to the northwest by midday. Wind speeds will increase as they do so, reaching 10-12 mph and persisting at those speeds into the afternoon. Top wind gusts will be over 25 mph but should stay under 30 mph.
Temperatures will mostly be in the upper 30s, though a couple places could briefly reach 40 degrees, especially if some sun pokes out between flurries.
The wind will gradually turn back to the west overnight and lose speed. This should make lake effect less common during the overnight period.
Temperatures this evening will drop to the low 30s where they will remain through the overnight.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Tuesday: Clouds and some sun. Maybe a few flurries, especially early on. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs near 40.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Maybe some filtered sunshine. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 40s.
Thursday: Periods of rain. Morning lows near 40. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. A few rain or snow showers. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.