Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, December 22

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, December 22, 2021:

A morning cold front will move through to set up a windy day.

Accompanying the cold front will be a band of snow showers. These snow showers may briefly reduce visibility or even put down a quick coating of snow. They should not last long, though, as they quickly move to the east.

On and off flurries will develop behind the front for the latter half of the morning and the first half of the afternoon. None of this snow should have much impact.

Later in the afternoon and this evening, lake effect snow will become better organized, but will not stick in one place too long. So, some brief periods of squally weather will be possible, but much of the time will probably be dry.

The lake effect will likely diminish for a time overnight, only to pick up again in the predawn hours.

In all, from this morning through tomorrow morning, accumulations will range from a coating to locally an inch or two.

Gusty winds will also develop behind the front. Coming in from the west-northwest for most of the daytime hours, wind speeds will be around 15 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

The wind will turn more northwesterly and decrease after sunset.

Temperatures will approach 35 degrees during the late morning and midday hours, but will fall back into the upper 20s by the mid afternoon. Mid 20s are likely this evening with low 20s overnight.

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

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A few morning flurries with some additional late snow. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs near 30.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Some rain late. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Saturday: Cloudy with a few hit or miss rain showers. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Sunday: Rain and/or snow showers. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.