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Weak low pressure area socks Capital Region in cloud cover to start work week

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A weakening cold front, tied to low pressure over Lake Ontario this morning, will slow to a crawl over western New York today. As result, some flurries and an abundance of cloud cover, will remain over the Capital Region through the day. Clouds will remain entrenched across the area this evening, keeping temperatures from tumbling too low.

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The frontal system looks to weaken and eventually dissolve to our west on Tuesday, allowing a weak area of high pressure to build into the region from the upper Great Lakes. This fair weather maker looks to remain with the region through Wednesday.

Warmer air’s northward advance, a warm front, will approach the Capital Region Wednesday night, as low pressure organizes over the Nation’s heartland. A strong low pressure area is them forecast to ride from the northern Plains into the Upper Great Lakes Thursday morning. A series of warm and cold fronts tied to this system may bring a wintry mix of precipitation to the region to close out the work week.

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

Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A widely scattered flurry possible. High in the upper 30’s. Light southeast winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low near 30. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy to start. Becoming mostly sunny by afternoon. High 40-45. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with some high clouds increasing late at night. Low 25-30. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 40’s. South winds 5-10 MPH.

Thursday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of rain and/or snow. High near 40 and low near 30.

Friday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of rain and/or snow. High near 40 and low near 30.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. High near 35 and low near 20.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of a snow shower. High near 30 and low near 20.

Useful links...

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

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