A slow moving and complex storm system will linger across the Capital Region today and tomorrow. Two areas of low pressure, one located over Ohio, and the other over the mid Atlantic states, will merge into one area of low pressure through the day today and into tonight. This merger looks to take place in the vicinity of the Lower Hudson Valley in New York late this afternoon and early this evening. The congealed low pressure area is then forecast to weaken, and actually drift westward over central New York State by Thursday morning while slowly weakening through this time. The system is forecast to lift north and east of the region by Thursday night, as a Canadian cold front approaches from the west.
The cold front looks to pass through the Capital Region by Friday morning, allowing high pressure to nose into the region, from the center of the nation, for the coming weekend. Breezy conditions are expected on Saturday, with a slight decrease to the winds on Sunday. The next chance of precipitation looks to come during the midweek period next week as a faster moving system passes well south of the region bringing a slight chance for some light snow.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Overcast with intermittent light rain and/or snow through the day. High in the lower 40’s. Northeast winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. An inch or less of additional snow accumulation possible
Tonight: Overcast with light rain and/or snow showers possible. Patchy for possible late at night. Low in the lower 30’s. Light southerly winds. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. An inch or less of additional snow accumulation possible.
Thursday: Overcast with light rain showers possible. High in the mid 40’s. Light southerly winds, shifting northwest during the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday Night: Overcast with the continued chance of light rain and/or snow showers. Low near 30. Light northwest winds. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Friday: A slight chance of a morning rain and/or snow shower. Otherwise, partial clearing. High in the lower 40’s. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Little if any snow accumulation is expected.
Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine and breezy. High near 40 and low near 20.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 15.
Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine and breezy. High near 35 and low near 15.