Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, February 24


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, February 24, 2023:

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

Gusty northwest winds behind a cold front last night will keep the weather wintry today.

Lake effect flurries and squalls will be commonplace this morning. The snows will gradually taper off during the afternoon, but are unlikely to completely end. Lingering flurries will persist into the evening and overnight hours.

Snow accumulations today will be on the order of an inch or two. It will be hard to measure with the gusty winds, though.

Wind speeds will be near or over 15 mph with frequent gusts between 30-40 mph. Areas of blowing and drifting snow will also be common.

Temperatures will hold steady or retreat slightly during the daytime hours today. Much of the day will be spent around 20 degrees, but some 10s may show up before sunset.

Winds will gradually diminish after sunset as temperatures fall back into the mid 10s. Skies should remain mostly cloudy, with lake effect clouds being replaced by clouds ahead of a weak system that will move through Saturday morning.

Temperatures overnight may dip into the single digits, especially across the northern half of the county. 

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

Saturday: Cloudy with some light snow in the morning. A few breaks of afternoon sun. Morning lows around 10 degrees. Afternoon highs in the mid and upper 20s.

Sunday: Clouds and some sun. Morning lows in the mid 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Monday: Precipitation likely, especially in the afternoon, but type is uncertain. Morning lows around 20 degrees. Afternoon highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Tuesday: Snow possible, along with blustery winds. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.