A complex but weak storm system will lift through the region today with a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain this morning changing to drizzle during the day as warmer air moves in aloft and at the surface. Another storm system will pass just south of the region on Tuesday with some light accumulating snow across southern areas. Once that storm departs, lake effect snow showers will flare up, possibly reaching into the Capital Region at times later this week. It will turn even colder into late week as an arctic air mass settles in from Canada.
Here is the exclusive forecast for the Capital Region of upstate New York and surrounding areas…
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Cloudy with light sleet, freezing rain, or freezing drizzle likely this morning, changing to drizzle in the afternoon. High 36-40. Winds southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Normal Low/High: 24° / 38°
Tonight – Cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the evening, then gradually becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low 25-29. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Tuesday – Cloudy with a slight chance of scattered snow showers. High 29-33. Winds west between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy. Low 15-19. Winds west between 5 and 10 mph.
- The extended forecast…
Wednesday – Partly sunny and breezy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. High 28-32. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Thursday – Partly sunny and very cold. Low 11-15. High 19-23.
Friday – Partly sunny and very cold. Low 6-10. High 22-26.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy and very cold with a chance of snow showers. Low 6-10. High 21-25. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy and very cold with a chance of snow showers. Low 12-16. High 21-25. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Any weather-related decisions should always be made after consulting proper statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.