A deepening area of coastal low pressure just east of Cape Cod will remain nearly stationary through the day today before taking on a slight southeasterly movement by later this afternoon and early evening. This will set the stage for a precipitation filled, raw, and increasingly windy day across the immediate Capital District. Some of the precipitation may fall in the form of freezing drizzle or wet snow, particularly at the onset. However, the bulk of the precipitation is expected to fall in the form of rain as temperatures at the surface rise above freezing during the day after hovering near freezing early this morning.
It should also be noted that portions of the northern Catskills run the risk of seeing some light accumulating snows early today and National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for those areas. Portions of Central and Northern Vermont, especially the Green Mountains, run the risk of seeing some freezing rain and ice accretion this morning as well, which has prompted National Weather Service Advisories for those areas as well.
The entire swath of precipitation will move slowly eastward with the attendant low pressure later this evening, and thus precipitation will diminish, although winds may remain somewhat gusty. High pressure will build into the region starting Tuesday morning, and slowly begin to take control of our weather. This will bring fair skies and near to slightly below normal temperatures to the region through the balance of the work week.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area and vicinity…
Today: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds with periods of rain and showers likely. Some wet snow and freezing drizzle may mix in during the morning. High near 40. Wind increasing from the northwest 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 30 MPH possible during the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tonight: Cloudy with periods of rain and showers diminishing to just showers after midnight. Some wet snow or freezing drizzle may mix in late at night. Low in the mid 30’s. Winds northwest 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 60% in the evening, diminishing to 30% overnight.
Tuesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with the chance of a shower. High 45-50. Winds northwest 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain 30%.
Tuesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30’s. Wind northwest 5-10 MPH.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High near 50. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High near 50 and low near 30.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 50 and low near 30.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 50 and low near 30.