A frigid and bitter cold air mass will settle into the region through mid-week, with dangerously cold wind chills possible from a gusty west-northwest breeze. Another system will approach by late Thursday and is expected to bring some light snow into Friday with some accumulations possible depending on the exact track and strength of the storm.
- The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the western Mohawk Valley, Schoharie Valley, Catskills, Lake George/Saratoga region, southern Vermont, and western Massachusetts from 7 p.m. this evening through Noon Wednesday. Wind chill values of 15 to 25 degrees below zero will increase the threat of frostbite and hypothermia to those with long exposure outdoors. Wind Chill Warnings are in effect for the Adirondacks where wind chill values of 30 to 40 degrees below zero are possible tonight.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny, breezy, and very cold with a slight chance of flurries or snow showers this afternoon, especially west of Albany. High 16-20. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Normal High/Low: 30° / 14°
Tonight – Partly cloudy and frigid. Low 3-7. Winds west between 5 and 10 mph.
Wednesday – Partly sunny, breezy, and frigid. High 12-16. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph.
Wednesday Night – Partly cloudy and frigid. Low -1 to 3. Winds west around 5 mph.
- The extended forecast…
Thursday – Mostly sunny, breezy, and very cold. High 14-18. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph.
Friday – Mostly cloudy and cold with snow likely in the afternoon. Low 1-5. High 18-22. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of snow showers. Low 9-13. High 19-23. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Sunday – Mostly sunny. Low 4-8. High 22-26.
Monday – Partly sunny. Low 13-17. High 31-35.
Any weather-related decisions should always be made after consulting proper statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.
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