A major winter storm will move toward the region today from the Tennessee Valley, and redevelop off the mid-Atlantic coast later this afternoon and evening. The storm will then move northeast along the New England coastline, bringing a significant bout of wintry weather to the region. Snow will develop from southwest to northeast by this evening, and may be heavy at times through the night. By Thursday morning, snow will mix with sleet, freezing rain, and rain from the Capital Region on south and east. Some downsloping may also occur in the Hudson Valley, which will work to dry things out for a time. In the meantime, the higher elevations will be getting pounded with heavy upslope snow. All areas will change back over to snow on Thursday with a brief burst before ending. Another storm will develop into this weekend and may skirt by southern areas with another bout of snow, stay tuned! It will then turn very cold into the New Year’s holiday.
- A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the western Mohawk Valley, Schoharie Valley, eastern Catskills, Adirondacks, Lake George/Saratoga region, southern Vermont, Capital District, central Taconics, and western Massachusetts from 7 p.m. this evening through 7 p.m. Thursday.
- A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the mid-Hudson Valley, southern Taconics, and northwestern Connecticut from 4 p.m. this afternoon through 7 p.m. Thursday.
Here is the exclusive Capital Region forecast from the Albany Weather Examiner:
- The next 48 hours…
Today – Partly sunny this morning with increasing clouds and a chance of snow late in the day. High 29-33. Winds north around 5 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.
Normal High/Low: 33° / 18°
Tonight – Cloudy with snow likely, mixing with sleet by morning. The snow could be heavy at times. Low 26-30. Winds northeast between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Snow accumulations around 4 to 7 inches, with slightly higher amounts to the north and west of Albany and lower amounts to the south and east.
Thursday – Cloudy with light snow, sleet, and freezing rain likely in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon. High 32-36. Winds north between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Additional snow and sleet accumulations around 1 to 2 inches.
Thursday Night – Cloudy with snow showers likely, then gradually becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low 21-25. Winds northwest between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
- The extended forecast…
Friday – Morning clouds, then gradually becoming partly sunny. High 32-36. Winds west between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday – Cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Low 16-20. High 30-34. Chance of snow 40 percent.
- Check out the Local Radar and listen to NOAA Weather Radio on the Albany Weather Online website.
Sunday – Partly sunny and cold. Low 14-18. High 23-27.
Monday – Partly sunny and cold. Low 9-13. High 26-30.
New Year’s Day – Partly sunny and cold. Low 16-20. High 25-29.
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