Persistent upper level low pressure will remain parked over New York and New England for the duration of the weekend. Though the sun will peak through the clouds from time to time this weekend, a general overcast, along with bouts of light rain and/or snow showers, will be commonplace. Temperatures will be tempered this weekend, as the strengthening March sun will not be allowed to warm the surface for too long a duration of time. Normal high temperatures are in the upper 30’s for this time of year, with normal low temperatures in the lower 20’s. Forecast high and low temperatures for the next couple days are forecast to be within this general range.
High pressure slowly clears out the cloud cover to start the new work week, and temperatures look to respond, rising into levels slightly above normal for this time of year by midweek next week. At this point in time, the Capital Region looks to dodge a bullet from a major storm system that is forecast to develop over the center of the nation on Monday. This storm system is forecast to track to the east and pass over the Carolina coastline and out to the open waters of the Atlantic by midweek. The present track looks to be non-threatening one for our region, though as always, we will continue to monitor the situation and should it look as if the track may deviate a bit to the north, the region may have cause for concern.
..Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine and breezy with scattered light rain and/or snow showers possible through the day. High near 40. Northwest winds 10-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation expected.
Tonight: Variably cloudy with a slight chance of an evening rain and/or snow shower. Low near 25. Light northwest winds. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation expected.
Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with scattered light rain and/or snow showers possible through the day. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night: Variably cloudy. Low 20-25. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High near 40. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts possible at times.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High near 40 and low near 25.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 30.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 30.