Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, January 11, 2022:
Cold northwest winds will remain in place for much of the day, but a late shift to southerly winds will take place.
High pressure crossing the area will be responsible for the wind direction and its shifts today. Before this high moves through, the cold northwesterly flow will keep a few lake effect snow showers in the area.
The lake effect should become less common by midday before ending completely during the afternoon. Daytime snow accumulations of an inch or two will be possible in localized pockets.
The morning winds will be at speeds of just over 5 mph with gusts to 20 mph. With the cold start to the day, wind chill values will be as low as -20 degrees. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for this reason until 10 AM.
Winds will go calm this afternoon and some sun will work out as the lake effect diminishes. High temperatures during this time will be around 5 degrees.
As high pressure tracks east this evening, some new clouds will move in along with the southerly winds. Wind speeds will quickly build to around 10 mph with gusts of 25-30 mph.
The clouds and winds will help the atmosphere warm. After dipping to around 0 near sunset, a steady climb overnight will have temperatures into the mid teens by Wednesday morning.
Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:
Wednesday: Thin clouds filtering sunshine. Morning lows near 15. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. A few evening flurries. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Friday: Sun and clouds. A few flurries. Morning temperatures in the upper 10s. Afternoon temperatures in the mid 0s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Morning lows of -5 to -10. Afternoon highs around 5 degrees.