Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, March 27

(Photo Source: Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice).

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, March 27, 2022:

Winter will make a comeback today with cold temperatures, blustery winds, and on and off snow.

Flurries and brief squalls are expected on and off throughout the day from a combination of lake effect and nearby low pressure.

Accumulations during the day will be minor due to the marginal temperatures and on and off nature of the snow. Higher elevations have the best chance of seeing an inch or two during the day.

Most areas will probably see a coating of snow accumulate during a period of snow, then some of it will melt before the next burst comes in.

Temperatures will hover near 30 degrees and into the low 30s for much of the day. Higher elevations in the northern part of the county will be near or just below 30 degrees.

Winds will be from the northwest at around 15 mph. Gusts will be strongest during the afternoon, coming in at 30-40 mph.

Combining the wind and brief bursts of snow may make for some periods of slower travel conditions.

Temperatures will quickly drop through the 20s this evening and into the 10s. Snow will have a much easier time accumulating with the colder temperatures.

Also helping snow accumulations will be an increase in the lake effect. Steadier snow will fall and some localized areas could see over 4 inches accumulate during the nighttime hours.

Winds will continue to gust to around 30 mph, leading to blowing and drifting snow as well.

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

Monday: Lake effect snow, especially in the morning. Windy with blowing snow. Cold. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs near 20.

Tuesday: Morning clouds and maybe a flurry. Afternoon sun. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs near 30.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Thursday: Rain showers likely. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.