A complex double-barrel low pressure system will continue to impact our region today, bringing a mixed bag of precipitation changing to rain in valley locations and heavy snow and a wintry mix across the higher terrain of the Catskills, Green mountains, and the Berkshires. The upper level low will only slowly move across the region through Thursday with scattered rain and snow showers continuing, potentially bringing additional snow accumulations in the higher terrain. Drier and chilly weather will return into the upcoming weekend.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Cloudy with rain and snow likely this morning, changing to light rain and drizzle in the afternoon in the valley with snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the higher terrain. High 40-44. Winds northeast between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Additional snow and sleet accumulations possible across the higher terrain.
Normal High/Low: 37° / 20°
Tonight – Cloudy with rain, snow, and sleet likely this evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight. Low 32-36. Winds southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Thursday – Cloudy with rain and snow showers likely in the morning, changing to rain in the afternoon in valley locations. High 40-44. Winds south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Thursday Night – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Low 27-31. Winds northwest between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Friday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. High 39-43. Winds north between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Saturday – Partly sunny. Low 22-26. High 34-38.
Sunday – Partly sunny. Low 17-21. High 30-34.
Monday – Partly sunny. Low 16-20. High 31-35.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny. Low 15-19. High 33-37.
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