Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, February 17


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, February 17, 2023:

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

Temperatures will fall through the day as a cold front ushers in a reminder that it is still actually February after all.

Rain will turn to snow this morning, possibly with a brief period of freezing rain or sleet during the transition. The ice is most likely during the mid-morning hours, and may make for some slick spots on the roads.

Once any ice turns over to snow, light snow showers should be expected throughout the day and into the evening. Accumulations should be on the light side, with most places seeing no more than an inch.

The snow showers will taper off gradually tonight. Skies may even clear some after midnight.

Northwest winds will bring in the colder air and will be blustery. Wind speeds will peak this afternoon at nearly 15 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph.

The winds will lessen tonight and gradually begin to turn to the west after midnight.

Temperatures will fall through the 30s this morning and spend the afternoon in the mid 20s. Tonight, temperatures will continue to fall, ending up in the mid 10s by Saturday morning.

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

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs near 40.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Monday: Cloudy with some rain showers, ending with some flurries. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Tuesday: Sun and clouds, but alternatively a low chance for some snow. Higher than usual uncertainty. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.