Cortland Weather Outlook: Monday, February 20


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, February 20, 2023:

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

A weak weather system will bring a front through the area today.

Skies will be cloudy throughout the day as this system passes through. Occasional rain showers are also likely, eventually turning to some snow showers late in the day.

None of the precipitation will be heavy, and individual showers will be short lived. Still, precipitation will be possible at almost any time during the daytime hours.

Most of the evening will be dry, but additional snow showers will move in after midnight. Again, these will be light and sporadic with no accumulation expected.

Winds will be from the southwest this morning with speeds around or just over 5 mph. During the midday hours, the front will pass, turning winds to the northwest and increasing them to around 10 mph. Afternoon gusts will be around 25 mph.

The wind speed will drop after sunset and the wind direction will spin clockwise around the compass, first to the north, then the east, and finally ending up with a south-southeast by Tuesday morning.

Temperatures will top out in the low 40s early in the afternoon, then slip back into the mid 30s by sunset. After the sun goes down, temperatures will make a quick drop the upper 20s, followed by a slower drop overnight to the mid 20s.

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

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers, possibly with some snow mixing in at times. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Evening freezing rain or a wintry mix possible. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Thursday: Ice possible early, turning to regular rain showers. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the low 40s.

Friday: Scattered snow showers. Morning temperatures in the upper 10s. Afternoon temperatures dropping to the mid 10s.