An area of high pressure over the Capital Region will weaken today as a strong area of low pressure moves up the coast and remains well off the coast of New England. Parts of southern New England will be brushed with some light snow as the low passes by, but it will remain dry in our region. Are you upset that this big snowstorm missed us? Are you a snow bird or would you rather do without the white stuff? Sound off in the comments section below this article.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – Some high clouds will skirt through the region today as low pressure passes far enough offshore to keep us dry. High temperatures will warm to seasonable levels into the lower 30’s once again. Mostly cloudy skies will continue into tonight, with temperatures dropping into the teens.
MONDAY – Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a rather persistent and boring weather pattern continuing. A piece of upper level energy will slide through on Monday night and into Tuesday, but precipitation will be confined to our south. High temperatures will reach the lower 30’s.
TUESDAY – The storm system offshore will become stalled off the New England coast as it will be blocked and cannot advance northward or eastward. A weak trowal, or trough of warm air aloft, is forecast to develop and bring a warm front through northern parts of New England on Tuesday afternoon, also spreading some very light snow showers across the area. Any accumulation will be confined to the northern Adirondacks and Vermont, where 1 to 3 inches is possible. In the Capital Region, we will only see a few flurries. High temperatures will reach the upper 20’s to lower 30’s, remaining seasonably cool. Read more about this set-up here.
OUTLOOK – On Wednesday, the large ocean storm will slowly begin to pull away from the New England coast, allowing more sunshine to develop throughout the day with high temperatures in the lower 30’s. A northwesterly flow will develop on Wednesday night, and some weak lake effect snow showers and flurries may develop in western areas, but a widespread event is not likely.
High pressure will briefly build into the region on Thursday with mostly sunny skies, but an area of low pressure will be developing in the Rockies that will quickly advance eastward toward the mid-Atlantic by the Christmas weekend. Things will remain dry on Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning, but clouds will be increasing as the storm approaches. Some computer forecast models are trying to turn the storm up the northeast coast by Saturday night, which would spread some potentially moderate snow into the Capital Region, especially across southern and eastern areas. Someone in the northeast and/or mid-Atlantic is likely to get pounded with this system, but it is important to watch the trend of the computer models as things can and will change, so stay tuned!
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