Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, March 14, 2023:
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect today with heavy snow likely throughout the day.
Snow will steadily increase in intensity through the morning hours with the heaviest snow coming during the afternoon. In particular, the higher elevations in the northern half of the county may see especially heavy snow.
Heavy snow will continue into the evening hours but will start to gradually diminish in intensity. A sharper drop off in intensity will occur after midnight. By dawn, only a few flurries are expected to linger.
Snow amounts will be highly variable around the county and elevation will play a role. On the high end, 12-16 inches are likely in the higher elevations north of Cortland. The rest of the county should see 8-12 inches, with the southern portions of the county on the lower end of that range.
Travel conditions will deteriorate through the morning and remain hazardous the remainder of the day.
In addition to the snow will be strong northwest winds gusting to 40 mph at times. With a dense, heavy snow accumulating on branches, the winds will result in some sporadic tree damage and power outages.
Temperatures will stick to the low 30s for most of the day. Evening temperatures will slide back to the mid and upper 20s, especially after midnight.
Here is a look at the weather for the next few days:
Wednesday: Cloudy and windy. A few morning flurries. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Lighter winds and warmer. Morning lows around 20. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Friday: Cloudy with rain showers. Morning lows in the low 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A few early rain showers. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs near 40.