Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, December 26

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, December 26, 2021:

Cool northwest winds will set up today behind yesterday’s rain maker.

The winds will blow at 7-12 mph throughout the day with gusts possibly getting as high as 30 mph. 

These winds will import cooler, but not overly cold air into the area. High temperatures will be near or just above the freezing mark.

This will set up a limited response off Lake Ontario with some occasional flurries throughout the day. As the sun set, the lake effect may briefly become better organized with periods of brief, moderate snow.

All in all, though, accumulations will be limited to around an inch or so, and some areas will not even see that.

Winds will turn to the north this evening and decrease to under 5 mph. Over Lake Ontario, the wind will become northeasterly, so the lake effect should move out and dissipate fairly quickly tonight.

Temperatures will drop steadily through the night, ending up in the low 20s by dawn. Skies overnight will be mostly cloudy, though there may be a window for some clear skies between the dissipation of the lake effect and the arrival of a new deck of clouds from the west.

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

Monday: Light precipitation, possibly starting as snow then turning to ice and eventually rain. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Wednesday: Early mixed precipitation turning to rain. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Thursday: Rain likely. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.