Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, November 21, 2023:
Cold air locked in place by high pressure over Canada will interact with an incoming weather system to produce a wintry mix this afternoon.
The morning hours will be cloudy by dry. Precipitation is not expected until the early to mid afternoon hours.
Temperatures will be in the mid 30s, but will then drop a couple of degrees as the precipitation starts. This will lead to snow, sleet, and perhaps a few pockets of freezing rain.
Mixed precipitation will gradually turn over to plain rain during the late afternoon and early evening hours. All of the precipitation should be rain by the mid-evening as it tapers to showers or ends completely.
Accumulations and travel concerns will be partially elevation dependent Tuesday afternoon. The best chance for an inch or two of snow and sleet will be above 1200 feet. Lower elevations may see a slight coating up to an inch.
Travel may be slick in spots, especially since the precipitation will be coming down hard at times.
It will also become very windy today, especially at higher elevations. Southeast winds with sustained speeds to 20 mph will be possible with gusts of 40-50 mph. The strongest winds will be in the mid and late afternoon.
This evening, winds will remain gusty, but will gradually weaken. Temperatures will rise to near 40 during the evening and will remain there through the night.
Here is a look at the weather for the next few days:
Wednesday: Clouds, some sun, and a few scattered showers. Morning lows around 40 degrees. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. Morning lows near 30 degrees. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.
Friday: Gradually increasing and thickening clouds. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Maybe a stray snow shower early. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s.