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Unsettled weather persists, wintry precipitation possible again Sunday night

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Some remnant light snow showers were all that was left on the radar early this morning as low pressure, responsible for the turbulent weather of the past night, was now well out to sea over the Atlantic Ocean. High pressure will slowly build into the region during the course of the day today, however, lots of clouds look to remain in the sky, acting as a deterrent to full sunshine. The high pressure area looks to become a little better established this evening and overnight tonight, allowing skies to clear a bit more, and a chilly airmass to take hold of the region into Sunday.

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Clouds will be on the increase again during the day on Sunday, as another area of low pressure develops over the center of the nation, and joins forces with a ripple of low pressure residing in the vicinity of the Carolina coastline. This duo of low pressure areas will then lift quickly northward Sunday night, and will spread another round of mixed precipitation types back into the Capital Region. Unfortunately for most, it looks as if the morning commute on Monday may be a bit tricky. As warmer air eventually invades the low levels of the atmosphere, precipitation should change to plain rain and areas of drizzle by Monday afternoon.

Another weak clipper system approaches the area on Tuesday, bringing the chance for some snow showers, but more notably, a brisk northwesterly breeze and the introduction of a chillier airmass to the region for the midweek period. Cold high pressure looks to build in for the end of the work week next week with below normal temperatures forecast.

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

Today: Morning clouds and perhaps a flurry or snow shower. Intervals of clouds and sunshine for the afternoon. High in the mid 30’s. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and cold. Low in the upper teens. Light northwest winds.

Sunday: Increasing clouds with a slight chance of a snow shower during the late afternoon. High 30-35. Light and variable winds.

Sunday Night: Snow developing. Snow mixing with and eventually changing to sleet and/or freezing rain after midnight. Low in the mid 20’s, with temperatures rising toward 30 by daybreak. Light east to southeast winds. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with minor icing accumulations possible as well.

Monday: A wintry mix of sleet and/or freezing rain during the morning, changing to rain showers and areas of drizzle by afternoon. High near 40. Southeast winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Additional minor icing accumulations possible during the morning.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, windy, and cold with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 30 and low near 15.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and blustery with a 20 percent chance of a snow shower. High near 25 and low near 15.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. High near 25 and low near 15.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cold. High near 25 and low near 15.

Useful links...

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Current Surface Weather Map
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Surface Weather Map 48 hour loop forecast

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