Cortland Weather Outlook: Monday, April 4

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Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, April 4, 2022:

A small area of high pressure will move through today, keeping conditions dry but also still cloudy.

Moisture left behind from yesterday’s weather system will get trapped beneath the high pressure. This will lead to thick, low clouds throughout much of the day.

If there is any sunshine to be had today, it will be most likely in the afternoon, when some of the moisture may be able to burn off. A new area of clouds higher in the atmosphere will be moving in by then, though, so at best some filtered sunshine may be possible.

However, with the high pressure in place, precipitation should be limited to some morning drizzle and fog, especially in higher elevations. Most areas will stay dry through the day.

Winds will be from the northwest behind yesterday’s low. Morning wind speeds will be 5-10 mph, but the afternoon will be closer to 5 mph. Top gusts on the day will only come in around 20 mph, occurring during the early morning hours.

With the northwest winds and cloud cover, temperatures will unsurprisingly be held in check. Look for highs to top out just short of 45 degrees. Higher elevations in the northern and eastern parts of the county may stick to the low 40s.

Evening temperatures will drop back into the mid 30s with a few colder pockets in the low 30s. The temperature will bounce around in this range through the night.

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

Tuesday: Clouds and perhaps some morning sun. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the low 50s.

Wednesday: Rain showers possible. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday: Rain likely. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.