Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, January 14

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, January 14, 2022:

Arctic cold will surge back into the area today with falling temperatures and blustery winds.

A steady drop in temperature will take place today behind a cold front that moved through during the overnight. Temperatures in the 20s this morning will fall to the teens this afternoon.

By sunset, temperatures will be heading into the single digits with wind chills falling below zero. Temperatures will be headed below zero as well and may reach the subzero regions by the mid evening.

It will not stop there, though. After midnight, temperatures could be in the -10 to -15 degree range. Wind chills will drop to -20 to -30 degrees. For this reason, a Wind Chill Warning goes into effect at 7 PM and continues until 1 PM Saturday.

The falling temperatures and bitter wind chills will be driven by north winds. Speeds during the day will be 10-15 mph, while nighttime winds will settle around 10 mph. Daytime gusts will be near 30 mph while nighttime gusts will be 20-25 mph.

Much of the daytime will be cloudy with some occasional light flurries. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. Tonight, winds will turn ever so slightly to the northeast over Lake Ontario, removing the lake influence from Cortland County. Skies will clear, helping lead to the frigid temperatures.

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

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. Morning lows -10 to -15. Afternoon highs just above zero.

Sunday: Mostly sunny until clouds increase late. Morning lows near -5. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Monday: Snow and sleet. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs near 30.

Tuesday: Lake effect snow likely. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the low 20s.