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Arctic chill is vanquished over the weekend, but not without rain/snow chances

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A weakening cold front will eventually become stationary just north and west of the Canadian border today. This boundary extends back south and west, into the southern Plains. Some flurries or light snow showers are possible across the region today, though not much in the way of precipitation is expected.

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Low pressure is forecast to form along the stalled out frontal boundary, over the south central United States, tonight. This will cause the northern extent of the boundary to take on warm frontal characteristics. As the ripple of the low pressure rides northward, into the Great Lakes region through the day Saturday, milder temperatures will migrate northward into the Capital Region.

A mix of rain and snow will also overspread the region by Saturday night and into Sunday, as the southerly winds override the warm frontal boundary, inducing precipitation. Generally light precipitation is expected, with better chances for accumulating snows north and west of the Capital Region, closer to the Canadian border and Lake Ontario. Precipitation comes to an end overnight on Sunday, as high pressure builds into the region to start the work week.

Temperatures look to average near to perhaps slightly above normal through the forecast period. Precipitation amounts are forecast to average near normal.

...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...

Today: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow showers and/or flurries from time to time. High in the lower 30’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Little if any additional snow accumulation possible.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low near 25. Light southwest winds.

Saturday: Cloudy with periods of light rain and/or snow developing during the afternoon. Mild. High in the upper 30’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Snow accumulations of an inch or less.

Saturday Night: Periods of light rain and/or snow. Low near 30. South winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Additional snow accumulations of an inch or less.

Sunday: A chance of rain and/or snow showers during the morning. Otherwise, remaining cloudy and not as cold. High in the lower 40’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation is expected.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 30 and low near 15.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 30 and low near 15.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow. High near 30 and low near 15.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High near 25 and low near 15.

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