Fair and cold weather will persist through the midweek period over the Capital Region. High pressure over the lower Great Lakes will provide protection for our region from a clipper system that was moving quickly across southeastern Canada today.
Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a weak upper level disturbance that looks to pass to the north of the region late tonight through early Wednesday morning. Thanks to meager moisture availability, this system looks to only be able to manufacture some flurries and perhaps some very light snow at best over the region.
Strong, Arctic high pressure builds into the region behind this system, and settles over the region Wednesday night, when temperatures look to bottom out near or slightly below zero once again. As the high pressure area moves to our east by the end of the week, temperatures look to slowly begin a moderating trend back to near to slightly below normal vales. This as opposed to the well below normal values presently being experienced.
A cold front slides through the region on Saturday, bringing a threat of rain showers to the region along with some milder air prior to its passage.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny and cold. High 20-25. Variable winds 5 to 10 MPH.
Tonight: Increasing clouds with a slight chance of light snow showers and/or flurries. Low near 10. Light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20 percent. A dusting of new snow accumulation is possible.
Wednesday: A slight chance of light snow showers and/or flurries during the morning. Otherwise, a mix of sun and clouds by afternoon. High in the upper 20’s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of snow is 20 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation is expected.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and frigid. Low near zero. Light northerly winds.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 25. Light northerly winds.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 25.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain showers in the morning, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds. High near 40 and low near 20.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High near 35 and low near 20.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 20.