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Capital Region dodges major storm, remains in very cold airmass

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High pressure will remain in control of our weather through the day today as a major storm system passes well to our south. After a cold day today, and with clear skies and light to calm winds expected overnight, temperatures should be able to drop to near, or slightly below, zero in most spots by Tuesday morning.

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Fair weather is expected on Tuesday with temperatures remaining below normal. A weak upper level disturbance passes south of the region Tuesday night, and may be bring some chances for light snow late at night and early Wednesday morning. High pressure builds in to the region, from the north, by Wednesday evening, with fair weather expected through the end of the work week. Temperatures begin a slow moderation trend through this time as well.

Chances for precipitation enter the picture once again by the weekend as a cold front approaches Saturday.

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

Today: Mostly sunny and cold. High in the lower 20’s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 MPH.

Tonight: Mostly clear and frigid. Low zero to 5 below zero. Light northwest winds.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds late in the day. High 20 to 25. Light northwest winds.

Tuesday Night: Overcast with a chance of light snow and/or flurries. Low 5 to 10. Light northerly winds. Chance of snow is 30 percent. A dusting of snow accumulation possible.

Wednesday: A chance of light snow and/or flurries during the morning. Otherwise a mix of sun and clouds. High near 30. Light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20 percent. A dusting of snow accumulation possible.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 25.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 40 and low near 20.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain showers. High near 40 and low near 20.

Sunday: Partly sunny and windy. High near 35 and low near 15.

Useful links...

Capital Region Weather Examiner Home Page
Capital Region Weather Examiner Facebook page
Current Surface Weather Map
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Surface Weather Map 48 hour loop forecast

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