The immediate Capital Region will be in a transition zone between two relatively strong weather systems on Sunday. The first system being a strong area of Ocean low pressure, producing hurricane force winds over the central Atlantic Ocean, and an incoming high pressure over the Ohio Valley. The strong pressure gradient (change in pressure) between these two systems will make for a blustery and chilly day with some snow showers developing thanks to both lake effect off of Lake Ontario, and also upslope snow showers over the Catskills, Adirondacks, Heldebergs & Taconics.
High pressure finally wins the battle by Monday afternoon and calms things down a bit going into Tuesday. Meanwhile, all eyes will be shifting to the Atlantic Coast once again by Tuesday afternoon and evening, as a storm traverses the Gulf Coast, and then moves north and east to the Carolina Coast by that time. The storm is then forecast to move just south of Cape Cod by Wednesday morning, and then into the Maritime provinces by Wednesday evening. This storm could bring some more snowfall, some of it significant, to the region once again late Tuesday night and through the day Wednesday.
Unsettled weather will persist behind this system, and temperatures will remain below normal with brisk and gusty northwest winds and the occasional renegade snow shower or flurry unable to be ruled out as we close out the coming work week.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area and vicinity…
Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, breezy, with a chance of a light snow shower or flurry. High 25-30. Northwest winds 15-25 MPH with some higher gusts to near 35 MPH possible. Chance of snow is 30%. Little if any additional accumulation anticipated. Wind chill temperatures from zero to 15 above zero.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and continued breezy. Low near 15. Northwest winds 15-25 MPH with some higher gusts to near 30 MPH possible. Wind chill temperatures from five above zero to five below zero.
Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 25-30. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy and cold. Low 10-15. Light northwest winds.
Tuesday: Partly sunny to start, with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 25-30. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Wednesday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of snow. High near 30 and low near 20.
Thursday: Cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers and flurries. High near 30 and low near 20.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. High near 25 and low near 15.