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High pressure brings a return to cold and dry weather through midweek

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High pressure will build slowly into the Capital Region through the day today. After a few residual morning snow showers, thanks to a passing upper level disturbance, this morning, skies should exhibit a clearing trend. Temperatures will remain below normal.

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High pressure will remain in control of the region’s weather through the midweek period, bringing mostly sunny days, and mostly clear and frigid nights. As the high pressure crests over the region on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, temperatures will be at their lowest. Wednesday morning could start out below zero across the north country and rural areas.

A coastal storm looks to develop across the southeastern United States on Wednesday. The ultimate track of this storm is still quite unclear. In addition, an Arctic clipper system looks to be descending from the Canadian prairies into the upper Midwest and upper Great Lakes through this time. The clipper system may act to divert the coastal storm further east, thus creating more of a ‘glancing blow’ to our region, as opposed to a full out winter storm. More details on this situation will be made available in later forecasts.

...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...

Today: Morning clouds and scattered flurries and snow showers giving way to mostly sunny skies by afternoon. Cold. High in the mid 20’s. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH. Little if any additional snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Low near 10. Light northwest winds.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cold. High 20-25. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear and frigid. Low near zero. Light north winds.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold. High in the mid 20’s.

Thursday: Increasing clouds with a 30 percent chance of light snow. High near 30 and low near 20.

Friday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of a wintry mix of precipitation. High near 35 and low near 20.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 30 and low near 10.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 30 and low near 10.

Useful links...

Capital Region Weather Examiner Home Page
Capital Region Weather Examiner Facebook page
Current Surface Weather Map
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Surface Weather Map 48 hour loop forecast

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