Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, September 23


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, September 23, 2022:

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

A cool, raw day is ahead today as northwest winds continue to pump cold air into the region.

Lake effect rain showers will be commonplace through the morning hours. These showers will gradually diminish, but spits of drizzle will linger well into the afternoon.

Thick clouds accompanying the showers and drizzle are likely this morning and into the afternoon. The clouds should begin to break up late in the day as some dry air moves in.

The northwest winds will blow with speeds near 15 mph. Top gusts should be between 30-35 mph, with the strongest winds between midday and the mid-afternoon.

Unsurprisingly, all these factors will combine to hold temperatures down. High temperatures will only make it into the low 50s, and a few hilltops may struggle to get beyond 50 degrees.

Skies will continue to clear this evening and much of the overnight will be starlit. There will be a slight northwesterly breeze that persists, which should help keep temperatures just a touch warmer than they would be otherwise.

The wind will also help prevent frost formation with overnight lows in the mid and upper 30s. Still, a few areas of patchy frost are possible.

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

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the upper 30s, possibly with some patchy frost in colder pockets. Afternoon highs near 60.

Sunday: On and off showers. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers. Morning lows around 50. Afternoon highs in the low 60s.

Tuesday: Cloudy with showers likely. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.