A large mid-level disturbance and associated trough will slowly pull away from the Capital Region through Sunday, with some light snows lingering north and east of Albany today. Another coastal storm will pass to our southeast tonight and may brush southeastern areas with some light snow.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – After a solid band of snow persisted over the Capital Region for much of the night, things will begin to dry out today under mostly cloudy skies with only a few scattered flurries. A coastal low forming near Cape Hatteras this morning will pass well to our south and east later today and should not bring any snow to the region, but parts of New England will be brushed with some lighter snows. High temperatures will reach the upper 20’s with a light north wind.
SUNDAY – After a mostly cloudy start to the day, some slow clearing will occur by afternoon across the Capital Region. High temperatures will reach the lower 30’s with a cold northwest wind at 15 to 20 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph. This will create some blowing and drifting of snow on the ground. Some lake effect snow showers may impact western portions of the region, but any accumulations should be light.
MONDAY – A weak ridge of high pressure will build into the region with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will remain near seasonable levels around 30 degrees with a northwest wind still gusty at 10 to 15 mph.
OUTLOOK – High pressure will begin to slide offshore on Tuesday with increasing clouds throughout the day. Our attention will then turn to a southern stream system that will attempt to make a move up the east coast on Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Depending on the track of this storm, it could bring a swath of snow to the Capital Region, with the greatest chances looking to be southern and eastern portions of the region. The computer forecast models are still all over the place with this storm, and the trends will have to be monitored over the next few days…stay tuned! Recent trends have indicated a more northward jog of the system, so confidence is growing for at least a moderate snowfall across the region by Wednesday. High temperatures look to remain seasonably cool in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s. It will become cold and breezy as the system departs into the end of the week.
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