The low pressure in eastern Quebec will begin to move northward today, away from the region, but a northwest flow of air will continue keeping scattered lake effect snow showers and upslope snow showers going across parts of the area. The lake effect snow advisories and warnings for western parts of the region have been extended until 6 PM today, the winter weather advisory in southern Vermont has been extended until 1 PM this afternoon and the advisory in the southern Adirondacks has also been extended until 6 PM. There have been reports from Schoharie county of up to 10 inches and a report from Bennington county, Vermont of 17 inches!
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – Snow showers will continue, especially across western areas, with only scattered flurries across the immediate Albany area. The band that got into southern parts of Albany overnight is now shifting back slightly southward and the upslope snow is winding down and will continue to wane as the low in Maine pulls away. High temperatures will reach the lower 30’s with strong west winds continuing and gusting as high as 25 mph at times.
WEDNESDAY – The lake effect snow will begin to slow down with mostly cloudy skies across most of the region. There could be a few leftover flurries in western parts of the region, but the core of the cold air will begin to move across the region and it could be quite chilly. High temperatures will likely only reach the upper 20’s, and with a west wind at 10 to 15 mph, wind chill values could be as low as -5 across northern parts of the region.
THURSDAY – This will be the coldest day of the week as surface high pressure builds into the region with mostly sunny skies dominating. High temperatures will only reach the mid to upper 20’s, with bitter wind chill values continuing.
OUTLOOK – A clipper type area of low pressure will approach from the Great Lakes region on Friday afternoon, bringing a chance of snow showers, with a mix of rain and snow in southern areas. There could be a minor accumulation of 1 to 3 inches in a few spots. By Saturday, things will dry out but temperatures will be much warmer as high’s will likely reach the mid to upper 30’s. Then things will get interesting as an area of low pressure organizes in the Tennessee Valley and moves east-northeastward on Sunday night and into Monday. The track of the low will determine what type and how much precipitation we receive in the Capital Region and each computer model run will have to be monitored closely. As of right now, it looks like we could receive a mix of rain and snow with a possible several change-over scenario as the low passes. High temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 30’s.
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