A cold front will slowly move across the region today with periods of rain as low pressure rides north along the front. It will remain mild with gusty winds and some locally heavy downpours also possible. Cooler and breezy weather will return for midweek behind the frontal system.
- A Flood Watch is in effect for all areas in the region except the immediate Hudson Valley through Wednesday morning. The combination of rainfall amounts of three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half coupled with runoff from snow melt contributing an additional one to three inches of water may produce flooding of small streams as well as flooding along a few of the main stem rivers.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Cloudy, breezy, and very mild with periods of rain likely. The rain could be heavy at times. High 53-57. Winds south between 10 and 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Normal High/Low: 43° / 24°
Tonight – Cloudy with rain showers likely this evening, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low 31-35. Winds northwest between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday – Partly sunny and breezy with a chance of rain showers in the late afternoon. High 44-48. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday Night – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow showers. Low 21-25. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Thursday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of flurries or snow showers. High 31-35. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Friday – Mostly sunny. Low 18-22. High 37-41.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Low 25-29. High 39-43. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Sunday – Mostly sunny. Low 23-27. High 35-39.
Monday – Partly sunny. Low 24-28. High 37-41.
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