Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, January 9

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, January 9, 2022:

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through the early afternoon as a batch of freezing rain moves into the area.

Precipitation will be steady through the early and mid morning hours. Some sleet or snow may mix in early, but most of what falls should be freezing rain. This will lead to ice amounts around one-tenth of an inch, but with as much as a quarter-inch in some localized, higher elevations.

The precipitation will taper off during the late morning or midday hours, but spits of freezing drizzle will continue to be possible. By the mid afternoon, precipitation will turn to rain showers for a brief time before become flurries shortly after sunset.

Travel will be hazardous this morning and, for untreated rural roads, into the afternoon.

South winds will also be blustery at 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph. The strongest winds will be over the higher elevations.

The intersection of the highest winds and the greatest amounts of ice could lead to some sporadic power outages.

Temperatures will not rise above freezing until the mid afternoon, when highs reach the mid 30s. A cold front will turn winds to the northwest by evening with temperatures dropping into the 20s.

Snow showers will persist through the night but with little to no accumulation. 

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

Monday: Sun and clouds. Perhaps some late lake effect. Morning lows in the low 10s. Afternoon highs in the upper 10s.

Tuesday: Light lake effect snow showers, mostly in the morning. Very cold. Morning lows near -5. Afternoon highs in the mid 0s.

Wednesday: Clouds and a little bit of sun. Morning lows near -5. Afternoon highs in the upper 20s.

Thursday: A few flurries. Morning lows near 20. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.