Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, January 25, 2023:
An approaching low pressure system will push slightly mild air toward the region, but it will not arrive until very late in the day and after a period of steady snowfall.
The snow should break out during the mid-morning hours today, around 9 AM give or take about an hour. The snow will quickly increase in intensity as it falls steadily through the midday and early afternoon hours.
During the second half of the afternoon, enough warm air will move in aloft to change some of the snow to sleet. At the same time, dry air wrapping around the low will begin to move into the area.
Precipitation rates will decrease and should end altogether by the early evening hours. A few spits of non-freezing rain will be possible during the evening and overnight, but not much more.
Total snow and sleet accumulations by the evening will be 3-5 inches, with as much as 6 inches in a few of the hilltops.
Temperatures will slowly rise through the 20s and into the low 30s during the daytime hours, then into the mid 30s tonight. The temperature should hold steady in the mid 30s throughout the overnight.
Winds will be from the southeast with speeds as high as 10-15 mph, especially late in the afternoon. There is a brief window of opportunity this afternoon for a few gusts over 30 mph.
Here is a look at the weather for the next few days:
Thursday: Scattered snow showers. Morning temperatures in the mid 30s, dropping to the upper 20s during the afternoon.
Friday: Clouds and some sun. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.
Saturday: Cloudy with a few morning flurries. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.
Sunday: Cloudy with rain showers, starting as a little snow early. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs near 40.