A rather large ocean storm will continue to pull away from the mainland of the Continental United States today. Meanwhile, upper level energy over southern Canada will briskly move toward the region today, and be over the region tonight, bringing a bout of light snow. Interaction between the departing ocean storm, and the upper level energy mentioned above, may bring some enhanced snowfall to locales south and east of the Capital Region.
Light snow should end by Friday morning, and high pressure is forecast to build into the region for the second half of the day. Skies should gradually clear, a bit of a breeze pick up (though not ‘blustery’ by any means), and temperatures should end up near normal levels for this time of year.
High pressure looks to remain in control of the weather over the coming weekend, moving to our south and east by Sunday. This should allow for a return flow of southerly to southwesterly winds to cause maximum daytime temperatures to tick upward a few degrees each passing day through Monday.
A fast moving weather system looks to approach the region for Tuesday, bringing the threat for some rain and showers to the region, and halting the upward temperature increase. Above normal temperatures forecast over the weekend and into the start of the new work week look to be tempered back to near normal levels by midweek.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain and/or snow showers late in the day. High near 40. Northerly winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Little if any snow accumulation is expected.
Tonight: Overcast with light snow developing. Low in the upper 20’s. Northerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. An inch or two of snow accumulation is possible.
Friday: Light snow tapering to flurries during the morning before ending by afternoon. Gradual clearing during the afternoon. High in the lower 40’s. Northwest winds 10-15 MPH. Chance of snow in the morning is 40 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation is expected.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 25-30. Light northwest winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 45. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 35.
Monday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of late day rain showers. High near 50 and low near 35.
Tuesday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. High near 50 and low near 35.