Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, November 16, 2021:
It will be a quiet day today, outside of some lingering lake effect off Lake Ontario.
Most of the lake effect should stay north of the region today, but it will not be far off. Some snow showers will be most likely this morning across the northern half of the county. But a flurry this afternoon or evening cannot be totally ruled out either.
Skies will remain rather cloudy, though a few glimpses of sunshine will probably make a brief appearance. Lake effect clouds will diminish this evening, opening a brief window for some clear skies before new clouds move in from the west.
Winds will generally be from the west-northwest today. Winds will be strongest during the afternoon, with speeds as high as 12 mph and gusts reaching nearly 30 mph.
Unsurprisingly, the clouds and winds will not lead to much in the way of daytime heating. Look for highs this afternoon to reach the upper 30s with a few southern parts of the county getting to 40 degrees.
Tonight will be a quick drop into the mid and upper 20s, but temperatures will hold steady overnight and may even gain a couple degrees back before the sun rises.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with some periods of filtered sunshine. Maybe a stray shower. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Thursday: Periods of rain, possibly turning to snow late. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Early afternoon highs near 60.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. A few rain or snow showers. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.
Saturday: Sunshine and thin clouds. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.