Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, December 12

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, December 12, 2021:

The large storm system responsible for the wind and rain yesterday, as well as the snow across the Midwest and the tragic tornadoes in the Mid-Mississippi Valley Friday night, has pulled aware from the United States.

In its wake, a sprawling area of high pressure has built into the southeastern United States, spreading its influence north into the Great Lakes and Northeast.

For us, that means a rather rare December treat: sunshine. There will be few clouds to interrupt the sun today, and most of those will be early this morning. A stray flurry cannot be ruled out either during the early morning.

The rest of the day will be blue, sun-filled skies and no precipitation.

Winds will be from the west-southwest today with speeds around 10 mph. Gusts will peak in the afternoon at around 25 mph, making it a bit breezy, but not as windy as yesterday.

Temperatures will not be as warm as yesterday either, though, but still a bit above average. Look for highs in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

Skies will remain clear this evening, but the wind will become more southwesterly and will help hold temperatures in the low 30s.

A few clouds will also move through during the overnight, but another sunny day awaits tomorrow.

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

Monday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows around 30. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Tuesday: Sun and some passing clouds. Morning lows around 30. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds and perhaps a late shower. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Thursday: Scattered showers, especially in the afternoon. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 50s.