A fast moving cold front looks to sweep through the region during the morning hours. Some light snow showers and flurries will be possible with, and behind, the frontal passage. In addition, wind speeds look to increase during the day, as a tightening pressure gradient between low pressure to our northeast, and building high pressure to our west, moves over the area.
High pressure eventually wins the battle as we head into tomorrow, and looks to remain over the region through the coming weekend. Brightening daytime skies, a modest breeze, and clear chilly nights look to be in store through Sunday. Temperatures look to remain near to slightly below seasonal averages through this period.
Clouds should begin to increase on Monday, as a storm system gathers strength to our south. Low pressure develops over the Ohio valley, and rides north to the upper Great Lakes, while a secondary low pressure area looks to form in the vicinity of the mid Atlantic states. Preliminary indications suggest that the secondary system may hug the New England Tuesday, bringing a wintry mix of precipitation to the region to start with an eventual change to rain. Stay tuned for further refinements to the forecast regarding this system in the coming days!
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: A chance of snow showers and flurries this morning. Otherwise, becoming partly sunny, windy, and chilly this afternoon. High in the mid 30’s. Northwest winds 15-30 MPH with some higher gusts to near 40 MPH possible at times. Chance of snow this morning is 30 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation is expected.
Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Low 15-20. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH before midnight, decreasing to 10 MPH or less after midnight.
Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 40. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 25 MPH possible at times.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20’s. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 40 and low near 20.
Monday: Partly sunny. High near 40 and low near 30.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of rain and snow. High near 45 and low near 30.