Cortland Weather Outlook: Saturday, March 9


Your Cortland County weather forecast for Saturday, March 9, 2024:

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

A large low pressure system will make its way into our area today, turning the day wet.

Much of the morning will be mostly dry with just a few stray showers here or there. The showers will start to become more common during the midday and early afternoon hours.

By mid-afternoon, the showers will transition to a widespread, steady rain. This rain will fall continually through the remainder of the afternoon and evening hours, and for most of the overnight as well.

By Sunday morning, some areas may pick up over an inch of rainfall.

Winds will become blustery this morning, with southeast winds reaching speeds of 15 mph with gusts approaching 40 mph. The highest winds will be found over the hilltops in the northern parts of the county.

The wind will be a touch weaker in the afternoon, then will go nearly calm for a time tonight as the low pressure passes overhead.

Before the sun rises, west-northwest winds will be on the increase again.

Temperatures will rise into the mid 40s this afternoon, then lose just a couple degrees this evening for low 40s. Once the low passes by and the west-northwest winds kick in, temperatures will drop to the mid 30s.

The cold air may move in quick enough to turn some of the rain to snow before sunrise Sunday. Snow will become more common on Sunday.

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

Sunday: Periods of snow. Accumulations possible after sunset. Blustery. Temperatures steady in the mid 30s.

Monday: Morning snow tapers off. Blustery. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

Tuesday: Quite a bit of sunshine. Morning lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday: Sun, clouds, and perhaps some late showers. Morning lows in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s.