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Snowfall abates this morning, windy conditions persist with blowing snow today

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Powerful low pressure, a Nor’easter, that brought significant snowfall to the region Thursday and Thursday evening, was over the Gulf of Maine early Friday morning. This system will continue to move northeast into the Canadian maritimes today, bringing an end to the steady snowfall over the Capital Region. Some residual light snow showers and flurries will remain this morning before slowly tapering off by afternoon. Sunshine will mix with clouds this afternoon, and a brisk northwesterly breezy will pick up.

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Another weaker system will approach the area late tonight and may bring some additional light snow to the region during the day on Saturday. Winds will continue to be brisk from the west and northwest through this period.

High pressure will briefly build into the region on Monday, bringing some chilly air behind the storm brigade. The jet stream, or steering winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere, looks to undergo a change, and become more zonal (west to east flow across the United States), as opposed to an amplified meridional (north to south flow with pronounced troughs and ridges) flow. This will serve two purposes, first off weather systems will be fast moving with decreased chances for ‘stalling’ coastal entities, and temperatures will moderate significantly, possibly to above normal readings by the middle to later portions of the work week next week.

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

Today: Morning snow showers and flurries giving way to intervals of clouds and sunshine by afternoon. Windy and cold with areas of blowing and drifting snow. High in the mid 30’s. West to northwest winds 15-25 MPH with some higher gusts to near 35 MPH possible at times. Chance of snow in the morning is 40 percent. An inch or less of additional snow accumulation is possible

Tonight: Variably cloudy. Low near 15. West winds 5-10 MPH.

Saturday: Increasing clouds and breezy. Light snow developing by afternoon. High 30-35. North to northwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of snow is 70 percent. An inch or two of snow accumulation possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of light snow or flurries early in the evening, otherwise decreasing clouds and becoming windy and cold. Low near 10. Northwest winds 15-30 MPH with some higher gusts at times. Wind chill temperatures of 5 to 15 below zero. Chance of snow in the evening is 20 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation.

Sunday: Partly sunny and breezy. High near 25. Northwest winds 15-25 MPH with higher gusts possible at times.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 25 and low near 15.

Tuesday: A 60 percent chance of rain and snow. High near 40 and low near 25.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High near 40 and low near 25.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of light rain. High near 45 and low near 25.

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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