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Brisk and cold as powerful coastal storm departs with wind advisory in effect

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Here is the exclusive forecast summary for the Capital Region of upstate New York and surrounding areas…

A chilly northwest flow behind a departing coastal storm will lead to a cold and windy day with decreasing clouds. A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of the Mohawk Valley and eastern New York until 8 PM. A gradual moderating trend toward more average temperatures for late March will then occur into late week ahead of an approaching storm system from the west, that will also bring rain showers late Thursday into Friday and Saturday.

- The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

Today – Mostly cloudy and cold this morning, then gradually becoming partly sunny and windy in the afternoon. High 29 to 33. Winds northwest between 20 and 25 mph, gusting up to 45 mph.

  • Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 29° / 49°

Tonight – Mostly clear and very cold. Low 8 to 12. Winds northwest between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph.

Thursday – Partly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds. High 40 to 44. Winds west between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday Night – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Low 30 to 34. Winds south between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

- A quick look ahead…

Friday – Cloudy and mild with rain showers likely. High 50 to 54. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Saturday – Mostly cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon. High 47 to 51. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow late. High 43 to 47. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

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Albany Weather Examiner recommends that you heed all watches, warnings, and advisories from the National Weather Service as weather conditions can become life threatening with little or no advanced notice.