High pressure will gradually build into the region today with any lingering snow showers or flurries tapering off. The potential for significant snow on Friday will occur as a complex storm system approaches the region from the south and attempts to phase with an upper level trough approaching from the Great Lakes. Strong low pressure will then develop and track up the northeast coast while rapidly strengthening into Friday night, with the exact track dependent on where the heaviest snow falls.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers this morning, then gradually becoming partly sunny and breezy. High 28-32. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Normal High/Low: 33° / 16°
Tonight – Partly cloudy and very cold. Low 2-6. Winds northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy. High 21-25. Winds east around 5 mph.
Thursday Night – Cloudy with light snow likely by morning. Low 17-21. Winds southeast around 5 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Friday – Cloudy with snow likely. High 28-32. Winds southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Moderate to significant snow accumulations possible.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then gradually becoming mostly sunny. Low 14-18. High 22-26. Chance of snow 40 percent.
Sunday – Mostly sunny. Low 0-4. High 30-34.
Monday – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Low 15-19. High 39-43. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Tuesday – Partly sunny with a chance of rain and snow showers. Low 28-32. High 38-42. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
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