Low pressure and an associated frontal system will approach the region this afternoon with milder temperatures and a chance of rain showers, perhaps mixing with snow and sleet at times, especially over the higher terrain. A disturbance will then follow behind the system on Wednesday with cooler temperatures and scattered flurries and snow showers, along with lake effect snow in western areas.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny this morning with increasing clouds and rain and snow showers likely this afternoon, changing to all snow late. High 39-43. Winds south between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Normal High/Low: 36° / 18°
Tonight – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers this evening, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low 23-27. Winds south between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of flurries or snow showers. High 29-33. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Wednesday Night – Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries or snow showers. Low 14-18. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Thursday – Partly sunny and breezy. High 29-33. Winds northwest between 10 and 15 mph.
Friday – Partly sunny with increasing clouds late. Low 15-19. High 35-39.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Low 25-29. High 36-40. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low 28-32. High 35-39. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Monday – Mostly sunny. Low 23-27. High 38-42.
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