High pressure will briefly build into the region today behind a departing cold front. The reprieve from snowfall will be short lived however, as another fast moving disturbance passes through the region overnight tonight and through Monday morning. This frontal system will bring another shot of bitterly cold Arctic air to the region that will last through the midweek period.
The end of the week looks to see another disturbance push through the region, around the Thursday evening and Friday morning time frame. There are some indications that this frontal system will not be as potent in terms of brutally cold air behind it. Unsettled weather looks to return to the region for next weekend as a series of storms develops over the southern plains and rides a strung out boundary north toward the Capital Region.
Temperatures will average below normal in general, and look to trend toward near normal values by the end of the forecast period. Precipitation amounts look to stay near to slightly below normal.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny to start, with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Breezy. High near 20. West to southwest winds 10-15 MPH.
Tonight: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds with light snow possible after midnight. Temperatures holding steady around 20. South winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of snow is 40 percent. Less than an inch of snow accumulation possible.
Monday: A chance of snow showers and/or squalls during the morning. Intervals of clouds and sunshine for the afternoon. Windy and cold. Early high in the mid 20’s with temperatures dropping into the teens late in the day. West winds increasing to 15-25 MPH with higher gusts to near 35 MPH possible at times. Chance of snow in the morning is 50 percent. An inch or less of additional snow accumulation possible.
Monday Night: Decreasing clouds and very cold. Low zero to 5 above zero. West winds 10-15 MPH. Wind chill temperatures of 10 to 20 below zero.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and windy. Bitter cold. High 10-15. West winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 25 MPH possible at times. Wind chill temperatures of 5 to 15 below zero.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, windy, and bitter cold. High near 15 and low near zero.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 20 and low near 10.
Friday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 25 and low near 15.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 30 and low near 15.