More of the same continues today as an upper level low, now rather elongated, influences our weather with an abundance of clouds and scattered snow showers, especially west of the Hudson Valley this morning. A series of disturbances continue to drop south on the back side of the upper low and another will impact the region late today into this evening with a round of light snow or snow showers for much of the region and some minor accumulations of a coating to an inch in the valley locations and around 1-3 inches in the higher terrain to the north. This may also make roads a bit slick later tonight, similar to last night, so keep that in mind.
This upper low will continue to bring scattered snow showers through the rest of the weekend but will slowly loosen its influence into early next week with improving conditions. A strong disturbance will then drop southeast out of the High Plains early to middle part of the week and develop a storm in the Deep South, but as of this time, it looks to remain south of the Capital Region and might bring some significant snow to the mid-Atlantic. We will continue to monitor this potential and advise of any changes in the computer models.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers or graupel. High 36-40. Winds northwest between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Normal High/Low: 39° / 21°
Tonight – Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low 24-28. Winds northwest between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Snow accumulation around a coating to 1 inch.
Sunday – Cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. High 36-40. Winds northwest between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Low 22-26. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Monday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of rain and snow showers. High 35-39. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Tuesday – Partly sunny. Low 24-28. High 42-46.
Wednesday – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Low 28-32. High 38-42. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Low 29-33. High 38-42. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Friday – Mostly sunny. Low 25-29. High 42-46.
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