Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, October 20


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, October 20, 2022:

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

The persistent low pressure that has been nearby all week will linger one final day today.

Clouds will be persistent, but the daytime hours should stay dry. The chances for precipitation will increase around and just after sunset as a frontal boundary moves through.

Temperatures will remain chilly and may even be a couple degrees cooler than the last few days. Look for highs mostly near or just below 45 degrees. Some of the higher elevations may stick to the low 40s.

Southwest winds will continue to be blustery with speeds up to 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph.

As the frontal boundary moves in tonight, an area of light precipitation should spread into the region. At the same time, temperatures will drop with the onset of evening.

Most of what falls should be rain, but it would not be surprising to see snow mix in, or even become dominant for brief periods, especially in the higher elevations. No snow accumulation is expected.

Precipitation will taper off before midnight and skies will gradually clear overnight. Lows will end up in the low 30s with colder pockets.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday: Sunny with a few thin clouds late. Morning lows around 40. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Sunday: Increasing clouds. Maybe a late shower. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 60s.

Monday: More clouds than sun. A few showers, especially early. Morning lows around 50. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.