A weak clipper system will dive southward from the Canadian Prairie on Friday, and move to the eastern Great Lakes by early Saturday morning. This area of low pressure will be in the vicinity of the Saint Lawrence Valley early Saturday evening, and then move to Eastern New England by Saturday night. The system’s cold front will sweep through the region on Saturday bringing renewed chances for light snow and flurries to the immediate Capital Region. There does not appear to be an abundant supply of moisture to work with by any means, and as such, this disturbance will not be a prolific snow producer.
As this system moves east of the region by Sunday, a chilly northwesterly flow will set up shop once again. A few lake and/or terrain induced snow showers and flurries may dot the landscape on Sunday, though nothing major is anticipated.
The start of the new work week will feature cold and dry weather on Monday as high pressure builds into the region from the southwest. Meanwhile, a low pressure system will barrel on shore over the Pacific Northwest and move eastward into the upper Midwest, as another Gulf Coast storm looks to develop over the Southeast Texas Coast. There looks to be another coastal storm developing as the result of the combining of energy from these two systems as they make their way to the northeast Atlantic Coast on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Thus, the region may be in line for another major storm right around the same general time frame in the work week that the last significant storm impacted us. Stay tuned!
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area and vicinity…
Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Highs 20-25. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear and frigid. Lows 5-10 above zero. Calm winds.
Saturday: Increasing clouds with light snow developing. Highs near 25. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of snow is 70%. 1-3 inches of snow accumulation is possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with periods of light snow and flurries. Lows 15-20. South winds, shifting northwest after midnight 5-15 MPH. Chance of snow is 70%. Additional snow accumulations of an inch or less are possible.
Sunday: More clouds than sunshine with a slight chance of a light snow shower or flurry during the day. Highs 25-30. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of snow is 20%.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High near 25 and low near 10.
Tuesday: Cloudy with a 40% chance of snow. High near 30 and low near 15.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. High near 25 and low near 15.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High near 20 and low near 10.