Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, April 30

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Your Cortland County weather forecast for Saturday, April 30, 2022:

The overall weather pattern across the northeastern United States remains similar to the last couple of days.

High pressure over the Great Lakes is the dominating force. A weakening and departing low east of Maine will have a dwindling impact on the wind speeds.

North and northwest winds will blow between the high and low pressure systems with speeds around 10 mph today. Gusts will be lower than the last few days but will still be as high as 25 mph at times.

Dry, seasonably cool air will continue to sit overhead. Daytime highs will be near or just below 55 degrees. Dewpoints, however, will sit in the low 20s.

This will cause relative humidity values to fall under 30%, resulting in a continued brush fire risk. The consecutive days of very dry air have the dead vegetation from last year dried out and primed for combustion. The brush fire risk therefore remains elevated.

Relative humidity values will increase tonight as temperatures drop and the difference between the temperature and dewpoint decreases. 

Evening temperatures will quickly fall into the 30s under clear skies and light winds. Overnight lows will again be around 30 degrees.

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

Sunday: Gradually increasing thin clouds. Morning lows near 30. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Monday: Sun, clouds, and some showers. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Tuesday: More clouds than sun. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.

Wednesday: Scatted showers. Morning lows in the low 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.