Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, December 5, 2021:
Today will be a quiet day ahead of a strong storm system that will whip the wind up tonight.
For the daytime hours, though, the wind will be light, coming in from the west, then southwest, and then southeast at near or under 5 mph.
A layer of thin clouds will be persistently overhead through the day. The sun should be able to shine through this layer somewhat. However, there will also be periods of thicker clouds lower in the atmosphere. The net result will be a mix between cloudy, overcast periods, and still cloudy but somewhat brighter periods.
No precipitation is expected during the day. There will be a small chance for a stray shower this evening and a slightly better chance overnight. Rain will not become likely until around dawn Monday.
Temperatures will rise into the mid 30s this afternoon, but as winds pick up tonight, the temperatures will keep rising. At first, temperatures will mostly hold steady in the mid 30s, but by dawn Monday, it should be into the low 40s.
Winds will turn back to the south and really pick up after sunset. Wind speeds will be 15-20 mph with widespread gusts over 40 mph. A few of the hilltops along the northern border of the county could hit 50 mph.
These strong winds will continue throughout the night and into Monday.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Monday: Rain showers, especially in the midday and afternoon hours. Strong south winds. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the upper 40s.
Tuesday: A few snow showers. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs near 30.
Wednesday: Widespread light snow. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs near 30.
Thursday: Sunshine filtered by thin overcast. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.