Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, January 21


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Saturday, January 21, 2023:

(Photo from Cortland Voice's photo files).

A relatively quiet day is expected today between weather systems.

Northwest winds will bring a few more lake effect snow showers south off Lake Ontario this morning. Locally an inch of fluffy snow will be possible, but most areas will see little to no additional accumulation.

The northwest winds will blow at 5-10 mph before turning more westerly and decreasing this afternoon. 

With the wind shift, the lake snows will come to a complete end. Skies are likely to remain cloudy, though, with at most only a few brief glimpses of sunshine expected.

Temperatures will be seasonable with highs in the low 30s. Evening temperatures will drop back into the 20s.

Much of the overnight will also be cloudy, but the chances for a few breaks in the overcast will be greater than during the daytime hours. 

If any clearing does develop, temperatures could fall close to 20 degrees. More likely, however, are overnight lows in the low to mid 20s.

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

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Snow arrives in the late afternoon and becomes moderate to heavy at night. Morning lows in the low and mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Monday: Early snow tapers to flurries. Total accumulations of 4-8 inches possible. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

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

Wednesday: A period of snow, possibly heavy with accumulations, followed by mixed precipitation or rain. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon temperatures near 30, rising to the mid 30s late.