Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, January 12


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, January 12, 2023:

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

An area of low pressure will approach the region today, bringing unsettled and warmer weather with it.

At first this morning, temperatures will still be cold enough for some wintry mixed precipitation. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will be possible during the early morning hours before changing over to rain before noon.

Thankfully, the precipitation this morning will be light and sporadic, so travel impacts should be minor. Allow for a little extra time and be wary of a few slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces.

Light rain showers and drizzle will be likely through the midday and much of the afternoon. Eventually, steadier, widespread rain will move in and persist through the evening hours.

The rain will gradually taper to showers overnight. Rain amounts should be between one-third and one-half of an inch.

Southeast winds will blow at speeds near or slightly over 10 mph throughout the day and into the evening. Top gusts may approach 30 mph.

Temperatures will rise to the low and perhaps mid 40s this afternoon. Evening temperatures will rise another degree or two and remain in the mid 40s most of the night.

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

Friday: Morning rain showers ending as some afternoon snow showers. Morning temperatures in the mid 40s. Afternoon temperatures falling to the mid 30s.

Saturday: Scattered snow showers early. Some late sun. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Monday: Sunshine mixing with a few clouds. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.