Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, January 2, 2022:
A winter weather advisory is in effect as a departing low pressure system brings an icy mix to the area, especially this morning.
Cold air seeping in from the northwest at the surface will undercut warmer air aloft. This will lead to periods of freezing rain for the first half of the morning.
As temperatures cool aloft, precipitation will turn first to sleet, then to snow during the late morning and midday hours.
Most of the precipitation should end by the early afternoon, but some stray flurries will continue to be possible into the evening.
Ice accumulations will range from a light glaze to perhaps as much as a tenth of an inch. Up to an inch of sleet and snow will be possible on top of the ice.
North-northwest winds will blow at 5-10 mph throughout the day. After sunset, the wind speed will increase to 10-12 mph. Top gusts on the day should remain under 30 mph.
Temperatures will continue to fall steadily throughout the day. Upper 20s will move in this morning with mid 20s for the afternoon. Early evening temperatures will drop to the low 20s with mid and upper teens through the later evening and overnight.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Monday: Early clouds. Some afternoon sun. Morning lows in the mid teens. Afternoon highs in the low 20s.
Tuesday: Morning sun giving way to increasing clouds. Morning lows in the mid teens. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Wednesday: Cloudy. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.
Thursday: A few snow showers. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.