Your Cortland County weather forecast for Saturday, August 12, 2023:
Another storm system will roll into the area today, bringing rain and thunderstorms at almost any time of the day and the potential for strong afternoon storms.
The morning will start out with some showers and a few rumbles of thunder as a warm front lifts north through the region.
By the midday hours, the front should clear and clouds will start to mix with some sunshine. South and southwest winds will increase to near 10 mph.
Warm, humid conditions will take over with highs reaching the low 80s and dewpoints pushing into the upper half of the 60s.
This will provide fuel for scattered showers and thunderstorms, starting in the mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening hours.
Enhanced wind fields aloft will help to organize and strengthen the storms. Clusters of storms will form into small line segments, with a small chance for a larger line to develop. Damaging winds will be the primary threat from these lines of storms.
There is also a lower chance for some large hail and maybe even a tornado if any storms can remain isolated from the other storms.
The severe threat will wind down as the sun sets but may linger for an hour or two after dark. Showers will continue on and off through the night with some areas of patchy fog.
It will remain warm and muggy through the night with mid 60s much of the time. Towards dawn, temperatures will get into the low 60s.
Here is a look at the weather for the next few days:
Sunday: Morning clouds and a few showers. Increasing afternoon sunshine. Morning lows in the low 60s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.
Monday: Sunshine filtered by increasing thin clouds. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with occasional showers. Morning lows in the low 60s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.
Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows in the mid 50s. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s.