A strong cold front will continue to push through the region this morning with colder and windy conditions returning and lake effect snow developing in western areas, possibly reaching into the Capital Region with some flurries and snow showers by tonight. A series of fast moving clipper systems will impact the region into next week with occasional bouts of snow showers.
- A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the entire region through 6 p.m. this evening. Strong westerly winds at 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 65 mph, especially over the higher terrain and Mohawk Valley, may bring down trees and limbs resulting in scattered to numerous power outages.
- A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire region until 1 p.m. this afternoon.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Cloudy with rain showers likely this morning, then mostly cloudy, windy, and turning colder with a chance of snow showers this afternoon. High 41-45 with falling temperatures. Winds west between 25 and 30 mph, gusting up to 60 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Normal High/Low: 32° / 15°
Tonight – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of snow showers. Low 17-21. Winds west between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Friday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of flurries or snow showers in the morning. High 23-27. Winds northwest between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Friday Night – Mostly cloudy. Low 10-14. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph.
- The extended forecast…
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. High 24-28. Winds south between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Sunday – Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low 16-20. High 31-35. Chance of snow 50 percent.
Monday – Partly sunny. Low 16-20. High 28-32.
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low 19-23. High 29-33. Chance of snow 40 percent.
Wednesday – Partly sunny. Low 11-15. High 27-31.
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