Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, May 24


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, May 24, 2023:

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

A sharp cold front will cut across the region early this afternoon, leading to some big changes over the course of the day.

This morning will start warm with some smokey sunshine out ahead of the front. Temperatures will quickly rise and should reach the low 70s by midday, aided along by light southerly winds.

By the early afternoon, the cold front will sweep south through the region with a quick turn of the winds to the north. Wind speeds will increase to 10-15 mph and a few gusts may reach 35 mph.

Temperatures will rapidly fall, reaching the 50s by the late afternoon.

Only a few light rain showers will accompany the front. Most areas will see rain, but it will only amount to a couple hundredths of an inch and the time with active rainfall will be under an hour.

Skies may be able to clear before the sun sets this evening. If that is the case, the sunset will be noticeably more normal than it has been the last several days, as the front will also sweep away the persistent wildfire smoke.

Tonight will be cool and clear with steady, but lighter north winds. Evening temperatures will quickly reach the mid 40s and overnight lows will be in the mid 30s. Some patchy frost may be possible, mostly in areas protected from the wind.

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

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the low 40s. Afternoon highs in the low 70s.

Sunday: Thin overcast. Morning lows in the mid 40s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.