Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, October 13


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, October 13, 2022:

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

A strong autumn storm system will impact the region today.

Rain showers will be off and on throughout the morning hours out ahead of the system’s cold front. 

It will also be increasingly windy ahead of the front. South-southeast winds will blow at sustained speeds up to 15 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph. The strongest winds will be over the higher elevations.

Throughout the showery, windy morning hours, temperatures will only rise slightly from an already mild start to the day. Highs should reach about 60 degrees.

This afternoon, rain will become steadier. Eventually, a band of heavy rain and strong winds will move in along the cold front. This will most likely occur in the mid to late afternoon hours.

While thunder and lightning will be scarce to non-existent, severe weather warnings may be issued for the line anyway. The largest threat will be scattered wind damage, though a brief tornado spin-up is not completely out of the question.

Immediately following the passage of this intense band, which should only last 10-20 minutes, the wind will shift to the northwest and substantially weaken. Temperatures will also drop to the mid 50s.

It may continue to rain behind the intense band, possibly into the evening hours. Dry air will then work in, ending the rain and causing the clouds to break up overnight.

Nighttime temperatures will fall to the low 40s.

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

Friday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs near 60.

Sunday: A few morning showers. Increasing afternoon sun. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.

Monday: Sun and clouds. Late rain showers. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the low 50s.