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Winter storm warnings have been discontinued for the Capital Region as of the writing of this forecast. The low pressure area that brought copious amounts of snowfall to the area in the previous 24 hours will continue to play a role in our weather today. As the system strengthens over the Gulf of Maine this afternoon, brisk west to northwest winds will pick up this afternoon. Additional light snow and snow shower activity remains possible once again this afternoon thanks to lake effect processes, and local Mohawk-Hudson Valley convergence effects. Accumulations should be light for the remainder of the day.

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Clearing skies are expected overnight tonight as high pressure builds in from Canada, and brings with it some of the coldest weather of the season thus far to start the new work week. Temperatures will struggle to escape the teens during the day on Monday, with overnight lows Monday night likely approaching zero, even in the Capital Region, if not dipping below zero.

The next chance for precipitation comes late Tuesday into Wednesday as a fast moving clipper system dives southward toward our region from Canada. Some light snows are possible with this feature, though accumulations are not expected to be as great as those with the most recent storm.

A brief bout of fair weather is anticipated behind the clipper system for Wednesday and Thursday, with temperatures nudging upward ever so slightly. Another complex weather system approaches the region for the end of the work week, and into the next weekend. This system looks to bring a wintry mix of precipitation to the region. More details on this system will be made available during coming forecast updates.

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

Today: Mostly cloudy and becoming windy with snow showers and flurries possible, tapering off late in the day. High near 30. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH early, increasing to 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 30 MPH during the afternoon. Chance of snow is 60 percent. Additional snow accumulations of an inch or two possible.

Tonight: Decreasing clouds and cold. Low near 10. West winds 5-15 MPH. Wind chill temperatures zero to 10 below zero.

Monday: Sunshine mixing with clouds, blustery, and frigidly cold. High in the upper teens. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 30 MPH possible at times. Wind chill temperatures of zero to 10 below zero.

Monday Night: Mostly clear to start, becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Cold. Low zero to 5 above zero. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds with a chance of light snow late in the day. High 20-25. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of snow is 40 percent.

Wednesday: Partly sunny and breezy. High near 30 and low near 20.

Thursday: Increasing clouds. High near 30 and low near 15.

Friday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of snow, sleet, freezing rain and/or rain. High near 35 and low near 20.

Saturday: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. High near 30 and low near 20.

Useful links...

Capital Region Weather Examiner Home Page
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Current Surface Weather Map
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Surface Weather Map 48 hour loop forecast

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