Light rain showers linger as front slowly slips south of region before turning colder and more seasonable

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

A cold front will slowly move across the region this morning with light rain showers and some drizzle. With the front moving much slower than expected, rain will eventually taper off into this afternoon with clouds likely hanging tough and temperatures falling or remaining steady behind the front and a northerly wind developing. Clearing skies will eventually build north to south into this evening and overnight as the front settles south of the region and stalls out. Dry and more seasonable weather will return into Sunday as weak high pressure builds into the region from the west. Another front will move through late Sunday with a reinforcing shot of colder air as high pressure builds in and reasserts itself from Canada.

It will be chilly with plenty of sunshine to start the workweek on Monday, but high pressure will quickly slide offshore and the next storm system and an associated warm front will approach late Monday into early Tuesday. If any precipitation arrives early enough on Tuesday, it could briefly begin as a mix of rain and snow or some wintry mix, before changing to all rain showers on Tuesday and becoming likely Tuesday night into Wednesday as a series of cold fronts push through. Behind the fronts, any leftover rain showers will likely change back to snow showers Wednesday night into Thursday as a much colder air mass settles into the region.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• This Morning: Mostly cloudy with light rain showers and drizzle likely.
Temperatures: 42° to 46°↓
Winds: North 10-15 mph.

• This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers early.
Temperatures: 45° to 49°
Winds: North 5-10 mph.

• Tonight: Partly cloudy.
Temperatures: 27° to 31°
Winds: Northwest 5 mph.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 44° to 48°
Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

• Sunday Night: Mostly clear.
Temperatures: 19° to 23°
Winds: North 5-10 mph.

A look ahead…

• Monday: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 40° to 44°
Winds: Northeast 5 mph.

• Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, than a chance of rain showers.
Temperatures: 43° to 47°
Winds: Southeast 10-15 mph.

• Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely.
Temperatures: 46° to 50°
Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

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