Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, February 21


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, February 21, 2023:

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

A weak area of low pressure racing across southern Canada will drag a cold front through the area today.

Skies will be cloudy throughout the daytime hours, but precipitation will be focused on the midday and early afternoon and will come to an end by the mid-afternoon hours.

Most of what falls today will be rain, but a few snowflakes could mix in over higher elevations, particularly at the tail end of the rain during the mid-afternoon.

The rain will not be overly heavy and rain amounts should stick close to 0.10”.

A few flurries will also be possible in the evening, well behind the cold front. These will be few and far between with no more than a light dusting of accumulation in localized areas.

Winds will be from the southeast, then south, through the morning hours, and will increase to near or slightly above 10 mph during this time.

With the frontal passage in the afternoon, winds will turn to the west-northwest with speeds approaching 15 mph. Gusts may go over 30 mph at times.

Temperatures will peak in the early afternoon in the low and mid 40s. From there, temperatures will slip back into the upper 30s for the rest of the afternoon, then into the 20s during the evening and overnight.

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

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. An icy mix of precipitation during the evening and overnight. 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: Lake effect flurries and squalls. Windy. Morning temperatures in the upper 10s. Afternoon temperatures dropping to the mid 10s.

Saturday: Some late snow showers. Morning lows near 0. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.