Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, February 8


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, February 8, 2023:

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

High pressure will build in today, leading to a gradual brightening of the skies.

To start, though, northwest flow off Lake Ontario will keep cloud and some spits of precipitation in the area this morning. 

For the most part, the clouds are too warm to produce snowflakes, so the precipitation will mostly be drizzle. With temperatures early this morning near or below freezing, a few slick spots will be possible.

As temperatures warm, freezing drizzle will become less of a concern. By the second half of the morning, winds will being to shift off the lake, and the drizzle will dissipate.

Clouds will likely linger into the midday and early afternoon but will eventually dissipate as well. The day should end sunny.

The clear skies will not last long, though, with clouds gradually increasing this evening and skies becoming overcast overnight.

Winds will be from the northwest at around 10 mph this morning. Then, during the afternoon, winds will become more westerly and drop to around 5 mph.

This evening, winds will be nearly calm, then overnight will turn to the southeast and increase to 5-10 mph.

Temperatures will top out this afternoon in the low 40s. Evening temperatures will quickly retreat into the mid 20s, where they will remain most of the overnight.

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

Thursday: Cloudy with periods of rain. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon temperatures near 40, rising to the mid 40s during the evening.

Friday: A mix of sun and clouds. Morning lows in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Sunday: Sunny, maybe with a few clouds. Morning lows around 20. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.