A brief shot of snow overnight will quickly end this morning as low pressure moves off the mid-Atlantic coast and to near Nova Scotia later this evening. A bitterly cold arctic air mass will be ushered into the Capital Region behind the system for our weekend.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – Snow will end this morning from west to east and should be completely out of the region by Noon. Skies will become mostly cloudy this afternoon with some scattered snow showers and flurries, especially in western areas. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 20’s with a northwest wind around 15 mph, so it will be a bit breezy. Temperatures will plummet tonight into the single digits as an arctic air mass moves into the region.
SATURDAY – Lake effect snow showers will be going on in western parts of the region with some accumulation likely, but otherwise skies will be partly sunny early in the day and then become mostly cloudy by afternoon in the Capital Region. High temperatures will only reach the mid teens with a west wind at 5 to 10 mph. A reinforcing cold front will move through on Saturday night and bring the real shot of arctic air into Sunday.
SUNDAY – As the real frigid arctic air takes hold of the region, high temperatures will only reach about 5 to 10 above zero with partly sunny skies and a light northwest wind. The coldest night of the season will be Sunday night as temperatures will fall to between 30 below zero and 5 below zero across the region under clear skies.
OUTLOOK – Our workweek will start out very cold as high temperatures only reach the upper single digits on Monday with clouds beginning to increase late in the day ahead of the next storm system. Light snow will start to work into the region from the southwest on Tuesday as a coastal storm looks to get organized off the mid-Atlantic coast. The storm will have origins in the Gulf of Mexico region so it will have a lot of moisture associated with it as it moves northeastward up the coast into Tuesday night and Wednesday. Computer forecast models are not in agreement on the track of the low as well as precipitation type, but it appears right now that another very significant snowfall could be in the cards for the Capital Region through Wednesday. High temperatures will slowly moderate into the low 30’s by Wednesday and Thursday. Stay tuned to this developing weather situation through the weekend…
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