A strong arctic cold front will cross the region today with blustery and strong west to northwest winds developing, along with scattered rain and snow showers. A very cold air mass is then expected to remain in place for much of the upcoming week. A weak system passing to our south on Monday night may bring some light accumulating snow.
- The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the entire region until 4 p.m. this afternoon. West to northwest winds at 20 to 35 mph could gust up to 55 mph making driving difficult. Some small trees and limbs could come down with isolated power outages possible and loose objects will also be propelled into the air.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny this morning with increasing clouds and a chance of rain showers, then becoming windy, and turning colder with a chance of snow showers this afternoon. High 39-43. Winds west between 20 and 25 mph, gusting up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Normal High/Low: 30° / 14°
Tonight – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of snow showers. Low 9-13. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Monday – Mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. High 21-25. Winds southwest around 5 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Monday Night – Cloudy and cold with a chance of light snow. Low 10-14. Winds northwest between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Some minor snow accumulations possible.
- The extended forecast…
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy and very cold with a slight chance of flurries. High 17-21. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy and frigid. Low -3 to 1. High 11-15.
Thursday – Partly sunny and frigid. Low -4 to 0. High 10-14.
Friday – Mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of snow. Low -1 to 3. High 20-24. Chance of snow 50 percent.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low 7-11. High 17-21. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Any weather-related decisions should always be made after consulting proper statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.
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