Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, December 2

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, December 2, 2021:

Low pressure will track eastward today, passing well north of our region. The result will be a further increase in temperatures and rain showers.

Rain will be possible at any time throughout the day. However, it may end up being the midday hours that see the best chance for some steadier rain as a cold front moves through, with on and off showers behind the front in the afternoon more likely than ahead of it during the morning.

Regardless, it will be a cloudy day from start to finish and, at times, rather wet.

After sunset, it will become cool enough for snow to take over as the primary precipitation type. Just on and off flurries are expected in the evening, but a more organized band of lake effect will be possible after midnight and into early Friday morning. Mainly minor accumulations are expected.

Winds will be from the south and southwest ahead of the front for the morning and midday hours. The wind will turn to the west-northwest for the afternoon and northwest for the evening.

Wind speeds will remain steady despite the changing direction, with 10-15 mph winds and gusts as high as 30 mph.

High temperatures will reach the mid 40s during the early to mid afternoon. From there, it will be a rather quick drop into the mid 30s by the mid evening hours. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight and should end up in the upper 20s.

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

Friday: Lake effect flurries and squalls, especially early. Some sun outside of the snow. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Saturday: A few snow showers. Strong west-northwest winds developing. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Sunday: Cloudy with some precipitation possible late. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Monday: Rain showers turning to snow late. Strong west-northwest winds developing. Morning temperatures in the mid 40s. Afternoon temperatures falling to the mid 30s.