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Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, February 27, 2023:
Another moderate winter weather event will unfold across the area later this afternoon and into the evening and overnight.
Ahead of this system, skies will be cloudy much of the day. The best chance for a few glimpses of sun will be during the early morning hours.
Precipitation should arrive sometime in the 5-7 PM time frame as a band of snow. The snow will quickly become heavy, with snowfall rates up to an inch per hour.
After this initial burst lasts for an hour or two, the snow intensities will vary through the evening hours. Some occasional sleet may also mix in at times, but most of what falls should remain snow.
Snow will become light after midnight, but should linger into early Tuesday morning. Total snow accumulations will mostly be between 4-6 inches, but some locally higher amounts are also possible.
Should sleet make more of an appearance than expected, snow totals would be slightly lower.
Temperatures before the snow arrives will top out in the low and mid 30s. As it begins to snow, temperatures will drop a few degrees, then will drop a few more degrees after sunset, ending up in the upper 20s. Overnight lows will stabilize in the mid 20s.
Winds will be light through the daytime hours, coming in from the southeast at under 10 mph. After sunset, the wind, still from the southeast, will increase to 10-15 mph, persisting through the night. Wind gusts may approach 30 mph, especially over higher terrain.
Here is a look at the weather for the next few days:
Tuesday: Morning snow showers. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a few late rain and snow showers. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Thursday: Cloud with a few rain showers. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Friday: Snow possible, but uncertain this far in advance. Morning lows near 20. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.