After a taste of spring to start the workweek, an unseasonably cold air mass will settle into the region today in the wake of yesterday’s cold frontal passage that brought rain changing to accumulating snow on Tuesday evening. Sunshine will return in abundance, mixed with some patchy clouds and breezy conditions that will make it feel even colder as high pressure settles in from the west.

After another chilly morning on Thursday, a gradual warming trend will then develop as high pressure slides offshore and a southwesterly flow develops. As a result, temperatures will respond back to near and slightly above seasonable values on Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Another storm system and associated cold front will then approach late Friday night into Saturday, with some rain showers expected to dampen the start of the upcoming holiday weekend. Easter Sunday looks dry and seasonable in the wake of the frontal passage.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
A lingering flurry this morning, otherwise sunshine mixed with patchy clouds. Breezy and colder.
High 43°F
Winds Northwest between 15 and 20 mph.
Chance of snow 10 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly clear and very cold.
Low 23°F
Winds Calm.
Chance of precipitation 0 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 38° / 59°

• Thursday:
Sunshine mixed with a few clouds and becoming milder.
High 54°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Thursday Night:
Partly cloudy and cold.
Low 28°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation 0 percent.

A look ahead…

• Friday:
Sunshine and patchy clouds. Mild.
High 60°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Saturday:
Mostly cloudy with a chance for a few rain showers.
High 56°F
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Easter Sunday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine.
High 57°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.

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