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Unsettled weather pattern brings frequent precipitation chances this week

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Two areas of low pressure will make for a murky Tuesday across the Capital Region.

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  1. Low pressure over Canada will drag a cold front through the region during the day today.
  2. Low pressure over the southeastern states will interact with the cold front tied to the system mentioned above, and move toward toward the Atlantic coast by tonight.

Above freezing temperatures were in place over the region this morning, and are forecast to remain that way through this event, thus, liquid rain is forecast to fall from the sky. The system moves away from the region late this afternoon, bringing the bulk of the steadier rain with it. Lots of left over cloud cover is expected to be slow to erode.

Fast on the heels of the departing storm is another weak system over the center of the nation that will accelerate eastward, toward our region, and weaken. Another chance of showers, and higher elevation wet snow, will enter into the weather picture for Wednesday. The majority of the precipitation should remain north and west of the Capital Region.

A brief break from the parade of weather system’s may occur on Thursday, however, a more potent storm looks to impact the region by the end of the work week and into the coming weekend. Though this storm will be responsible for bringing in some colder air to the region, temperatures do not appear to dip to the bitter cold levels of a week or so ago.

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

Today: Periods of light rain and/or showers. Rainfall will diminish to areas of drizzle late in the day. Early high in the upper 40’s,, with temperatures remaining steady or perhaps falling a few degrees during the afternoon. South winds, shifting west during the afternoon, at 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 100 percent.

Tonight: Overcast to start, with decreasing clouds overnight. Low near 30. Light northwest winds.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds. A chance of rain showers. Some wet snow may mix in during the early morning. High in the lower 40’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers during the evening. Otherwise, gradual clearing. Low in the mid 20’s. Light west winds. Chance of rain in the evening is 20 percent.

Thursday: Partly sunny. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of rain and/or snow showers. High near 35 and low near 20.

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 30 and low near 20.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 35 and low near 20.

Useful links...

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


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