High pressure will slide away from the region as the day progresses with increasing clouds ahead of an approaching double barrel low pressure system from the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic regions. The storm will move in tonight into Wednesday with a round of mixed precipitation in valley locations and heavy snow across the higher terrain of the Catskills, Green mountains, and the Berkshires. A slow moving upper level low will then linger behind the storm through Thursday with scattered rain and snow showers, potentially bringing additional snow accumulations in the higher terrain.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny with increasing clouds this afternoon. High 40-44. Winds southeast around 5 mph.
Normal High/Low: 37° / 20°
Tonight – Cloudy with rain and snow likely after midnight, becoming all snow and mixing with sleet by morning. Low 30-34. Winds northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches in the valley and 2 to 4 inches in the higher terrain.
Wednesday – Cloudy with snow, sleet, and freezing rain likely, changing to light rain and drizzle in the afternoon in the valley with snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the higher terrain. High 37-41. Winds northeast between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Additional snow and sleet accumulations possible across the higher terrain.
Wednesday Night – Cloudy with a chance of rain and freezing drizzle in the evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight. Low 30-34. Winds northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Thursday – Cloudy with snow showers likely in the morning, mixing with rain in the afternoon in valley locations. High 39-43. Winds south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Friday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low 27-31. High 36-40. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Saturday – Partly sunny. Low 22-26. High 34-38.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy. Low 18-22. High 30-34.
Monday – Partly sunny. Low 17-21. High 31-35.
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