A warm front will approach the region today with a period of light accumulating snow transitioning to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain from southwest to northeast across the region as the day progresses. Near record warmth will then arrive into mid-week ahead of a strong cold front that will bring a round of rain and wind, and perhaps a thunderstorm, later on Wednesday. Colder temperatures will return by the end of the week and into the upcoming weekend.
- A winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire region until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain accumulations will make for hazardous travel on area roadways and sidewalks.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Cloudy with snow likely, mixing with sleet late. High 29-33. Winds southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Snow and sleet accumulation 1 to 3 inches, with higher amounts north and east of Albany.
Normal High/Low: 31° / 15°
Tonight – Cloudy with snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle likely this evening, then a chance of freezing drizzle after midnight. Low 28-32. Winds south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Some light sleet and ice accretion possible.
Tuesday – Cloudy with a chance of freezing drizzle and fog in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. High 37-41. Winds southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Tuesday Night – Cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Low 35-39. Winds south between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Wednesday – Cloudy and very mild with rain likely in the afternoon and a chance of a thunderstorm late. Near record high temperatures possible. High 51-55. Winds south between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of snow showers. Low 31-35. High 34-38. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Friday – Mostly cloudy. Low 19-23. High 28-32.
Saturday – Partly sunny. Low 14-18. High 27-31.
Sunday – Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers. Low 17-21. High 27-31.
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