Strong and cold high pressure will bring lots of sunshine to the region to start the work week. Temperatures will remain quite cold for this time of year, averaging a good 15 to 25 degrees below normal.
Clouds will increase on Tuesday, in advance of a developing storm system over the Carolina coast. This storm will move to a position well south and east of Cape Cod by Wednesday morning, and the Gulf of Maine by Wednesday evening. At this point in time, the storm system looks to remain far enough to the south and east to impact the Capital Region with significant snowfall. Some light snow and/or snow showers look more probably for the Capital Region, with minor accumulations at best.
Brisk and gusty west to northwest winds will blow behind the system for Wednesday as clouds and sunshine mix. The weather turns decidedly warmer for the second half of the work week and into the weekend, along with a chance of showers with an approaching cold front Friday night and Saturday morning.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Sunny and cold. High in the upper 20’s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear to start, with increasing clouds late at night. Low 10 to 15. Light and variable winds.
Tuesday: Increasing clouds with a chance of light snow and/or snow showers during the afternoon. High near 35. South winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of snow is 20 percent. Little if any snow accumulation is expected.
Tuesday Night: A chance of light snow and/or snow showers. Otherwise mostly cloudy. Low near 20. North winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of snow is 30 percent. An inch or less of snow accumulation possible.
Wednesday: Morning clouds and flurries giving way to increasing afternoon sunshine. Windy. High in the lower 30’s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 MPH with some higher gusts possible at times.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 40 and low near 30.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. High near 55 and low near 30.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High near 45 and low near 25.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 50 and low near 35.