Upper level low pressure remains parked over the state of Maine today, before finally moving into the Canadian Maritime provinces this evening. Another day of abundant cloud cover and off and on light snow showers and flurries looks to be in the offing for the start of the new work week. High pressure builds into the region overnight tonight, and lasts through Tuesday, bringing some gradual clearing to the region.
A storm system is forecast to move from the center of the nation on Tuesday, to a position near the Carolina coast by Wednesday morning. This storm is forecast to remain well south of the region through this period. The greatest threat for precipitation as result of the storm looks to also exist further south. It appears as if the Capital Region may only see the cloud cover from the storm and perhaps a few residual light flurries and/or sprinkles.
High pressure is forecast to descend from southern Canada, and build into the region for the end of the week and into the coming weekend. Temperatures look to moderate to above normal levels by this time as the high sinks south of the region.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: More clouds than sunshine, and becoming windy, with a slight chance of scattered light snow showers and/or flurries. High near 35. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 30 MPH possible at times. Chance of snow is 30 percent.
Tonight: Variably cloudy. Low 20-25. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Tuesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High in the lower 40’s. Light northwest winds.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 20’s. Light and variable winds.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 40-45. Light and variable winds.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 25.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 25.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 25.