High pressure off the Carolina coast this morning will keep a southerly to southwesterly flow of milder air streaming into the region today. A cold front will sweep through the area overnight tonight and early Tuesday morning, bringing some light rain showers (perhaps some light snow for the higher elevations). This will be followed by a brief break during the day on Tuesday, before another system tracks eastward toward the region for the midweek period, bringing another threat for showers of rain in the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations.
The pattern of fast moving weather systems looks to persist into the end of the work week, but of note will be the forecast passage of a stronger, more potent, cold front on Friday that could usher in some much colder air in time for the weekend.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
**National Weather Service FLOOD WARNING In Effect For The Mohawk River at Schenectady Through Late Monday Night**
Today: Mostly sunny to start, with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High in the mid 40’s. Southerly winds 5-15 MPH.
Tonight: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds with light rain developing overnight. Low in the mid 30’s. Southerly winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Tuesday: Light rain and/or showers possible during the morning. Otherwise, intervals of clouds and sunshine. High in the mid 40’s. South winds 5-10 MPH, shifting west during the afternoon. Chance of rain in the morning is 40 percent.
Tuesday Night: Fair to start, with increasing clouds overnight. Low near 30. Light southerly winds.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain and/or snow showers. High 40-45. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. A coating of snow is possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers in the morning, otherwise a mix of clouds and sun and cooler. High near 35 and low near 20.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 30 and low near 15.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 30 and low near 15.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 25 and low near 10.