Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, August 3


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, August 3, 2023:

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

As high pressure continues to pull away from the region, our weather will continue to shift.

Southerly and southwesterly winds developed overnight and will push warmer air into the region. Wind speeds may approach 10 mph at times with a few gusts around or over 20 mph.

However, an increase in wildfire smoke will counteract some of the warming. Look for afternoon highs to be around 80 degrees.

Unlikely yesterday, some of the smoke will mix down to the surface today, so air quality may decline. It should not reach levels that pose a widespread threat, but those who are sensitive to poor air quality will want to keep an eye on the air quality.

Clouds will also mix in with the hazy sunshine and may become plentiful at times. A stray shower cannot be ruled out early this morning, or later this afternoon and evening.

Most areas will probably stay dry, though.

Nighttime temperatures will be slow to drop, with evening temperatures in the low 70s and upper 60s. Overnight lows will eventually make it down to near 60 degrees.

Rain chances will begin to increase near dawn as a cold front approaches from the north.

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

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Morning lows near 60. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Maybe an early morning shower. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.

Sunday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the low 50s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms, some possibly strong. Morning lows in the low 60s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.