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Upper level disturbance brings very light snow and continued very cold weather

Some light snow showers or flurries will fall from the skies this morning over the Capital Region. This was thanks to a weak, and relatively moisture deprived upper level disturbance passing by to the north of the region. High pressure will slowly build into the region this afternoon as the disturbance accelerates eastward and away from the area.

Capital Region Weather Examiner Daily Weather Slides 03/05/2014
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Wednesday Weather Forecast
Wednesday Weather ForecastCapital Region Weather Examiner

Clear and cold conditions are expected tonight as the high pressure system settles overhead, with a cold day expected Thursday. As the high pressure area moves east of the region by Friday, temperatures will be allowed to slowly climb back to near seasonable levels.

Another cold front looks to approach the region Saturday, bringing another chance for light precipitation. This system stalls to the south of the region to start the new work week, with precipitation production confined to our south.

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

Today: Light snow showers and/or flurries possible this morning. Intervals of clouds and sunshine this afternoon. High 25 to 30. Northerly winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of snow this morning is 20 percent. A dusting of new snow accumulation possible.

Tonight: Mostly clear and bitter cold. Low near zero. Light northerly winds.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. High in the mid 20’s. Light and variable winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low near 10. Light and variable winds.

Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 35. South winds 5 to 10 MPH.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers in the morning.. High near 40 and low near 25.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High near 35 and low near 15.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 20.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. High near 40 and low near 20.

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