An ridge of high pressure was centered along an axis from near Watertown, NY to Washington, DC this morning. As this area of high pressure moves eastward, away from the region during the day today, clouds will be on the increase. Low pressure will approach the region from the west and south today, bringing chances for light snow late this afternoon and during the evening hours.
Below normal temperatures remain in the forecast for the coming weekend, however, high pressure will slowly be building into the region Saturday, and will be over the region on Sunday, providing tranquil, albeit cold, conditions.
The work week will feature moderating temperatures as a strong warm front approaches the region Monday, and passes through the area on Tuesday. An increase in clouds, temperatures, and chances for light precipitation look to be in the offing. A strong cold front looks to sweep through the region by late in the work week, tempering temperatures back to more seasonable levels for this time of year in time for next weekend.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Increasing and thickening clouds with a chance of light snow showers during the afternoon. High in the mid teens. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of snow is 30 percent. A dusting of snow accumulation is possible. Wind chill temperatures of 5 above to 5 below zero.
Tonight: A chance of light snow during the evening, otherwise variable cloudiness. Low near 5 above zero. Light northwest winds. Chance of snow in the evening is 30 percent. A dusting of snow accumulation is possible. Wind chill temperatures near zero at times.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and cold. High in the lower 20's. Northwest winds 10-15 MPH.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low near 5 above zero. Light northwest winds.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 20's. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow late in the day. High near 30 and low near 25.
Tuesday: Cloudy and not as cold. A 40 percent chance of light rain. High near 45 and low near 35.
Wednesday: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light rain and/or showers. High near 45 and low near 35.
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