Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, February 1, 2023:
High pressure will take over today for a quiet start to February.
A few lingering snow showers will be possible this morning as winds shift and carry some snow off Lake Erie north through the Finger Lakes and Central New York.
Not all areas in Cortland County will necessarily see snow this morning, and those that do should not see more than a light dusting of accumulation.
Once these flurries pass through, skies will become partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Clear skies will persist into the early evening before some clouds build back into the region overnight.
Winds will be from the west this morning, turning to the southwest during the afternoon. The winds over Lake Erie will turn much sooner, which is why the chance for flurries is restricted to the morning.
The morning will have the strongest winds speeds, coming in around 10 mph. These will drop to around 5 mph for the afternoon. Southwest winds around 5 mph will persist through the night.
Afternoon highs should reach the mid 20s with evening temperatures quickly dropping back to the mid 10s. However, the persistent southwest wind and increasing cloud cover will hold temperatures steady from there.
Here is a look at the weather for the next few days:
Thursday: Clouds and some sun. A late evening snow squall possible. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Friday: Windy with flurries and squalls. Temperatures most of the day around or just over 5 degrees. Wind chills below -10 throughout the day.
Saturday: Some morning clouds and flurries, then some afternoon sun filtered by thin clouds. Morning lows between -5 and -15, depending on terrain and cloud cover. Afternoon highs around 15 degrees.
Sunday: Clouds and some sun. Temperatures rise overnight to the mid 20s by dawn. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.