High pressure briefly brings dry weather, but more light snow arrives tonight

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

A small area of high pressure will move across the region early today with dry weather returning, before sliding eastward with increasing clouds late ahead of the next storm system. An area of low pressure will quickly track south of the region tonight with light snow developing after midnight. Some minor accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible by Wednesday morning as snow tapers to some lingering rain and snow showers and gradually ends.

There will be another brief break in the precipitation Wednesday afternoon and night with mostly cloudy skies remaining, but a large upper level low pressure system will move out of the Great Lakes into Thursday with additional chances of snow showers as disturbances rotate around it. In addition, it will become colder and increasingly breezy with lake effect snow developing in favored western areas. It will remain quite chilly through Saturday as high pressure begins to build in, but yet another system will begin to approach for Sunday.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• This Morning: Patchy fog early, otherwise partly sunny.
Temperatures: 30° to 34°
Winds: West 5-10 mph.

• This Afternoon: Partly sunny with increasing clouds.
High temperature: 39° to 43°
Winds: West 5-10 mph.

• Tonight: Cloudy with periods of snow likely after midnight.
Low temperature: 32° to 36°
Winds: East 5 mph.

• Wednesday: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
High temperature: 40° to 44°
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph.

• Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy.
Low temperature: 26° to 30°
Winds: West 5-10 mph.

A look ahead…

• Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon.
High temperatures: 36° to 40°
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph.

• Friday: Partly sunny and breezy with a chance of snow showers.
High temperatures: 30° to 34°
Winds: Northwest 10-15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.

• Saturday: Partly sunny and cold.
High temperatures: 27° to 31°
Winds: Northwest 10-15 mph.


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