High pressure will briefly build into the region today with sunny skies returning and below average temperatures. Low pressure will then develop to our south on Friday night and move northeast from the mid-Atlantic coast while rapidly strengthening. This system has the chance to bring a significant snowfall to the Capital Region on Saturday, with the highest amounts to the south and east of Albany.
- A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning for portions of the Berkshires, mid-Hudson Valley, and southern Catskills. Seven or more inches of snow is possible in the watch area, with significantly higher amounts in elevations above 1000 feet. The heavy wet snow could result in downed tree limbs and widespread power outages.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – Sunny and cold. Some clouds may begin to increase late in the day. High in the mid 40’s. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and cold. Low in the mid 20’s. Calm wind.
SATURDAY – Increasing clouds with rain and snow developing in the afternoon, especially south and east of Albany, changing to all snow in the evening. Some accumulations are possible. High in the lower 40’s. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
SATURDAY NIGHT – Snow likely. Additional significant accumulations possible, especially from Albany south and east. Low in the upper 20’s. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%.
SUNDAY – A chance of snow in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. High in the mid 40’s. Low in the lower 30’s. Chance of snow 30%.
HALLOWEEN – Partly sunny. High in the upper 40’s. Low in the lower 30’s.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny. High in the lower 50’s. Low in the upper 30’s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny. High in the mid 50’s. Low in the mid 30’s.
THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 50’s. Low in the lower 40’s.
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