An area of arctic high pressure will build into the region today, bringing a return to drier but colder weather. Temperatures will moderate slightly into mid-week, with a few storm threats looming by the end of the workweek and into the weekend.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – A storm system will pass well to our south across the mid-Atlantic through the morning, but high pressure will keep the Capital Region dry with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 20’s. A light north wind will make it feel even colder at times with a bit of a breeze.
WEDNESDAY – High pressure will crest over the region with another pleasantly sunny day, but temperatures will remain cold and slightly below average with a high in the upper 20’s to near 30 degrees. As high pressure slides offshore late Wednesday, a slight moderating trend will begin.
THURSDAY – With slightly warmer air moving into the region, expect an increase in clouds with mostly cloudy skies through the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the upper 30’s, so it won’t feel as cold. A storm system will being to approach from the southern plains late in the day with some overrunning precipitation in the form of light snow moving in by late evening.
OUTLOOK – As the storm moves into the Ohio Valley on Thursday night, there is still considerable differences with the computer forecast models as far as storm track, which would determine precipitation type, and the northern extend of the precipitation shield. A track closer to the Capital Region could mean a wintry mix of precipitation into Friday as high temperatures rise into the mid and upper 30’s. Again, there is considerable difference in the forecast tracks right now, so stay tuned and expect some sort of wintry precipitation to impact travel on Friday. High pressure will then move back into the region on Friday night with cold and dry weather returning for Saturday. High temperatures will reach the upper 20’s to near 30 degrees with a brief shot of arctic air. Yet another storm system looks to approach the region on Sunday, bringing another wintry mix of rain and snow with high temperatures in the mid 30’s. Quiet and seasonably cool weather will return for next week as the upper level trough moves northeast and out of the region.
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