Here is the exclusive forecast summary for the Capital Region of upstate New York and surrounding areas…
A dry and mild day is expected across the region today as high pressure briefly crests over the region, but a developing storm system to our southwest will advance toward the region and bring widespread accumulating snow to far northern areas and a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and plain rain to the Capital Region tomorrow into Thursday. Enough warm air aloft is expected to transition precipitation over to mainly rain from Albany on south and east into Wednesday afternoon with a mix zone of sleet and freezing rain setting up somewhere as well, before colder air filters back in behind the storm on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning with additional snow accumulation for all locations. It will remain cold and breezy behind the storm into the late week period.
- The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny and mild. High 44 to 48. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph.
Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 24° / 42°
Tonight – Increasing clouds with a chance of rain and snow showers by morning. Low 31 to 35. Winds west between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Wednesday – Cloudy with rain and snow likely in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon, mixing with sleet and freezing rain in spots with snow in far northern areas. High 35 to 39. Winds northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Wednesday Night – Cloudy with rain, sleet, and freezing rain in the evening, changing to all snow after midnight and turning breezy and colder. Low 12 to 16. Winds northwest between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
- A quick look ahead…
Thursday – Cloudy and very cold with snow showers likely in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy and breezy with a few breaks of sun late. High 16 to 20. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Friday – Mostly sunny. High 32 to 36.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers High 42 to 46. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Upstate NY Weather recommends that you heed all watches, warnings, and advisories from the National Weather Service as weather conditions can become life threatening with little or no advanced notice.