Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, January 20


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, January 20, 2023:

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

A moisture-laden northwesterly flow will keep snow in the air today, but with little accumulation.

The atmosphere has plenty of moisture in the wake of a departing weather system. Northwest winds off Lake Ontario, with speeds up to 10 mph, will tap into this moisture, adding in extra support from the lake itself.

The result will be snow throughout the day. This morning, a few heavier bursts of snow will be possible. The snow in the afternoon and evening should be lighter.

Some occasional breaks in the snowfall are expected to be mixed in with the steadier periods.

Despite the persistence of the snowfall, temperatures will be warm enough to prevent much in the way of accumulation. Most areas should stick to the mid 30s throughout the day, only dropping below freezing this evening as the snow tapers to flurries.

A few higher elevations may stick closer to the freezing mark, and a slushy inch or two could accumulate. At lower elevations, a coating of snow will be possible. 

Roadways should generally stay clear during the daytime hours with the exception of a few higher elevation, sparsely traveled rural routes. Snow this evening will be light but may be able to stick to the roads a little.

Nighttime temperatures will reach a low in the mid 20s.

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

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers early. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Snow possible late. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Monday: Some periods of snow. Uncertain amounts. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Tuesday: Scattered snow showers. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.