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Very cold with periods of snow and winter storm warning through Friday morning

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A long duration snow event will continue today with light snow initially, becoming steadier later today into tonight and lasting into early Friday. It will also remain very cold with temperatures struggling to get much into the teens, helping contribute to the fluff factor of the snowfall. Additional Atlantic moisture will get fed back into the arctic air mass as a coastal low goes by well offshore tonight. Even colder air then looks to arrive behind the storm to end the week with downright frigid conditions. Another storm then looms for early next week.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Friday for the entire region, except the Adirondacks where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. Snow covered roads and low visibilities due to snow and blowing snow will make for dangerous travel. Wind chill temperatures between 10 below and 25 below zero will produce extremely cold conditions, bringing a risk of hypothermia and frostbite.

  • The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

Today – Cloudy and very cold with snow likely. High 5 to 9. Winds north between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 16° / 31°

Tonight – Cloudy and very cold with snow and blowing snow likely. Low -2 to 2. Winds north between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.

Friday – Mostly cloudy with snow showers and blowing snow likely in the morning, then becoming partly sunny and very cold with blowing snow. High 6 to 10. Winds northwest between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent. Snow accumulations around 1 inch.

Friday Night – Mostly clear and frigid. Low -13 to -9. Winds northwest around 5 mph.

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Upstate NY Weather recommends that you heed all watches, warnings, and advisories from the National Weather Service as weather conditions can become life threatening with little or no advanced notice.

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