A complex storm system will approach tonight into Tuesday with snow, possibly changing to a wintry mix from the Capital Region south and east, with significant snow accumulations for most of the region. It will remain unsettled in the wake of the storm as an upper level low lingers over the northeastern states with an abundance of clouds and scattered flurries and snow showers.
- A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening through 8 p.m. Tuesday for the entire region. Snow will begin Monday evening and become steady to occasionally heavy on Monday night. Some sleet, freezing rain, or rain could mix in on Tuesday morning from the Capital Region southward before going back over to snow as the coastal low takes over. Hazardous travel is expected due to snow covered roads and poor visibility at times, especially for the Tuesday morning commute.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from Upstate NY Weather:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny with increasing clouds this afternoon. High 34-38. Winds southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Normal High/Low: 45° / 26°
Tonight – Cloudy with snow likely. Low 28-32. Winds southeast between 5 and 10 mph, gusting up to 20 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Tuesday – Cloudy with snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle likely in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon. High 36-40. Winds east between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Additional snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday Night – Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low 22-26. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of snow showers. High 36-40. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of flurries and snow showers in the afternoon. Low 16-20. High 34-38. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Friday – Partly sunny and breezy with a slight chance of flurries. Low 18-22. High 37-41. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Saturday – Partly sunny. Low 22-26. High 41-45.
Sunday – Partly sunny. Low 25-29. High 40-44.
Any weather-related decisions should always be made after consulting proper statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.
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