A large upper level storm system will continue to hang over the Capital Region and upstate New York, keeping clouds and cold air in place. The system will also work to enhance lake effect snow showers and flurries across the region through Friday. A large coastal system will develop off the southeast coast on Sunday and pass well south of the region to possibly spare us from heavy snowfall. So how do you feel about all this cold weather we have been experiencing lately? Sound off in the comments section below the article and see how other readers feel too!
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – A mostly cloudy and chilly day is in store, with high temperatures struggling to reach 20 degrees. A northwest wind betweeen 10 to 15 mph will create bitter conditions with wind chills near 0. Lake effect activity will be held to a minimum today, but become much more favorable for multi-band snow squalls by this evening.
TONIGHT – Snow showers may occasionally work into the Capital Region through the overnight as the lake effect snow really gets going. Low temperatures will drop into the low to mid teens, with a northwest wind around 10 mph turning to the south. A light coating of accumulation may accompany any squalls that work into the region, with greater amounts out toward central New York.
THURSDAY – Another cold day is in store as a strong short wave will move across the area and set off numerous snow showers and flurries throughout the day. Temperatures will reach the upper 20’s with a south wind shifting around to the north. A light coating of accumulation is possible through the day, with up to an inch in a few spots. Lake effect snow will continue to pile up in western New York.
OUTLOOK – A weak area of surface high pressure will nose into the region on Friday and dry things out. It will be partly sunny with temperatures warming to near 30 degrees. Conditions will remain dry on Saturday with temperatures warming into the lower 30’s as heights begin to rise only slightly. All eyes are then on a coastal storm that is forecast to develop off the southeast coast on Saturday night and then turn north and move up the coast by Sunday. At this time, most of the guidance suggests that the storm will track far enough east to not impact the Capital Region, but this is certainly not set in stone and must be watched closely. High temperatures through the beginning of next week will be in the upper 20’s to low 30’s, so certainly cold enough for all snow.
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