Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, December 18

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Saturday, December 18, 2021:

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect today as a mixed bag of precipitation spread through the region.

Precipitation will start off as some snow during the first half of this morning. It probably will not snow too long before it begins to mix with sleet.

Over higher elevations, some freezing rain may also be possible with a glaze of icing. The sleet, snow, and freezing rain will make for slick travel conditions through the early afternoon.

During the latter half of the afternoon, the wintry precipitation should change over to plain rain. Rain showers will continue into the evening before turning back over to some snow showers as the weather system presses east of our area.

Snow and sleet accumulations through the early afternoon will be limited to an inch or so. Overnight snow accumulations will likewise be near or under an inch.

East winds this morning will turn to the southeast this afternoon. As the low passes by, winds will rotate clockwise to the northwest, where they will remain overnight.

Wind speeds will generally be 5-10 mph. Top gusts of 25-30 mph will come during the overnight period on the northwest winds.

Temperatures will spend much of the day hovering near or just above the freezing mark. During the later afternoon and early evening, mid 30s should take over. Overnight lows will then dip into the low 20s behind the cold front.

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

Sunday: A few snow showers, especially early in the day. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Monday: Sun and a few clouds. Morning lows in the low 10s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Tuesday: Clouds, some sun, and maybe a flurry. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs near 30.

Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.