The work week was starting out chilly across the Capital Region. Temperatures had dipped into the low to mid 30’s region wide as a northerly flow of cold Canadian air was draining into the region. Through the day today, high pressure will build into the region from central Canada, bringing with it well below normal temperatures. This trend looks to continue through the early portions of the work week.
Further south, over the Gulf Coast states, an area of low pressure begins to form and organize by midweek. This storm looks to accelerate northeastward, into the open waters of the Atlantic by Tuesday night. As it moves off of the outer banks of North Carolina by Wednesday morning, it is forecast to deepen and intensify further. The current forecast track brings the system over the southern New England Coast by Thursday morning, and then into the Gulf of Maine by Friday morning.
Rain, and some wet snow, look to be possible Wednesday night into Thursday across the Capital Region. As the low draws closer to the region during this time frame, winds also look to pick up a bit. Although it should be stressed that the winds are not forecast to be nearly as high as those experienced with hurricane Sandy a week ago.
High pressure will build into the region to close out the work week and head into the weekend. A slight moderation in temperatures, to near normal, is expected by this time.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Mostly sunny and chilly. High 40-45. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear, calm, and cold. Low near 25.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 40-45. Light and variable winds.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low near 25. Light and variable winds.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny to start, with some increasing clouds late in the day. High near 45. East winds 5-10 MPH.
Thursday: A 40 percent of morning rain and/or snow showers. Otherwise, mostly cloudy. High near 45 and low near 30.
Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 50 and low near 35.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 50 and low near 35.
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