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Weak cold front brings scattered rain and snow showers to close out the weekend

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A slow moving cold front will gradually clear the Capital Region, moving south of the area during the afternoon hours today. Some light snow and/or rain showers will accompany the frontal passage. High pressure will build into the region to start the new work week, bringing fair and seasonable conditions to the area.

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The region may be in line for some snowfall for the midweek period, beginning Tuesday night, as two weather systems converge upon the area, one from the southern Plains, and another from the Upper Great Lakes. Snow may be heavy at times, with some decent accumulations possible. Stay tuned for later updates on this potential winter storm.

Dry conditions look to return to the region, with temperatures below normal, to close out the work week as high pressure from the center of the Nation builds eastward.

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

Today: Cloudy with light rain and/or snow showers possible at times. High near 40. South winds early in the day, shifting west at 5-10 MPH during the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little if any snow accumulation is expected.

Tonight: Variably cloudy. Low near 25. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.

Monday: Partly sunny. High 30-35. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.

Monday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low near 15. Light northwest winds.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds. High 30-35. Light north to northwest winds.

Wednesday: A 60 percent chance of snow. High near 25 and low near 20.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. High near 25 and low near 10.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 25 and low near 10.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 25 and low near 10.

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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