Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, February 23


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, February 23, 2023:

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

A frontal boundary will wobble back and forth across the county today, but all in all, it will be quiet.

Precipitation today will be limited to the occasional spit of drizzle. With temperatures above freezing, no more ice or snow is expected during the daytime hours.

Some breaks of sun may even work their way out, especially in the afternoon across the southern half of the county.

Temperatures will fluctuate throughout the day, but should reach a high somewhere in the 40s this afternoon. Southern parts of the county may see upper 40s, while northern parts are more likely to stick to the low 40s.

It will remain mild at first this evening with temperatures staying near or slightly above 40 degrees. During the mid to late evening, a cold front will move through.

Accompanying the front will be some scattered rain showers. A rumble of thunder and some small hail or graupel cannot be ruled out.

Northwest winds will pick up behind the front, building to 10-15 mph by Friday morning. Gusts will approach 30 mph.

Temperatures will drop quickly behind the front, ending up in the low 20s by dawn. Flurries and squalls will develop off Lake Ontario after midnight as well.

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

Friday: Lake effect snow showers, especially in the morning. Windy. Morning temperatures in the low 20s. Afternoon temperatures dropping to the upper 10s.

Saturday: Cloudy with some light snow. Morning lows in the mid single-digits. Afternoon highs in the mid 20s.

Sunday: Clouds and some sun. Morning lows in the mid single-digits. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Monday: Precipitation likely, especially in the afternoon, but type is uncertain. Morning lows around 10 degrees. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 30s.