A cold front, draped from west to east across the length of New York State, was roughly along a line from Buffalo to Albany late this morning. This front will oscillate across the region today and keep amounts of sunshine in check across the region. As the front slowly droops southward tonight, some light snow shower and flurry activity will commence. Some light snow will be commonplace on Sunday as low pressure lifts northeastward from the Central Plains today to the upper Great Lakes by Sunday evening. Moisture availability will be a challenge for this system, as it appears as if it will have to rely on the Great Lakes themselves for much of its moisture. Gulf of Mexico moisture will be largely unavailable to this system as a separate storm over that water body will attract most of its moisture stores for the next 24 to 36 hours.
The new work week will dawn cold and chilly across the region in the wake of the Sunday frontal passage. Skies will slowly begin to clear for the majority of the beginning and middle portions of the work week, and a slight moderation in temperatures is forecast. Another system approaches the region for the end of the work week, and indications suggest that the air temperature should be warm enough for primarily light rain showers to occur as the system passes through the region Thursday and Friday.
..Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High in the upper 30's. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Tonight: Increasing clouds with a chance of light snow showers and flurries overnight. Low 20-25. Light southerly winds. Chance of snow is 30 percent. Little if any snow accumulation expected.
Sunday: Overcast with a chance of light snow and flurries. High 30-35. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of snow is 40 percent. New snow accumulations between a dusting to an inch.
Sunday Night: Decreasing clouds. Low 20-25. Light northwest winds.
Monday: Partly sunny. High near 30. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 15.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds. High near 35 and low near 25.
Thursday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of light rain. High near 40 and low near 30.
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