The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo.
What a crazy day…a warm wedge of air pushed into the capital Region this morning…then the BLAST of Cold with the front arrived around 10am in Albany-and temps just fell. winds gusting over 40mph.
Many areas had thunder and lightning this morning as the storm moved just north of Albany-The most lightning strikes were in Saratoga County.
Did you hear it and see it?
There was a large cluster of T’storms this morning….the most concentrated area of lightning was just north of Albany.
Here are views of the radar and lightning strikes. Pretty impressive for this time of year-but it happens when you have these strong fronts bumping into the very mild air.
Lots of wind with that Strong Cold Front today-
Here are some of the Wind Gusts.
Many areas were WARM this morning.
Right before the front went through-temps spiked up to Saratoga…north it never quite made it.
Temps in most places have already dropped over 20 degrees.
Latest Surface Maps.
Strong Cold Front is well to our east.
Much colder air is pouring in for tonight.
The Good news-off to the west-Large Ridge of high Pressdure heads eastward.
Initially it will be cool and breezy on Saturday-and then by Sunday-Milder weather in the Mid West arrives.
Get ready-A nice stretch of Weekend Weather.
Cold Front quickly heads out tonight-Much drier/cooler weather for Saturday.
A front to our north stays well north of us. It will be breezy and cool….but really not bad.
By Sunday-More sunshine, and milder temps return.
TONIGHT: Windy this evening-MUCH Colder-Clearing skies late.
SATURDAY: Nice Day-Bit Breezy til early afternoon. Partly Sunny….
7 and 10 Day Forecast
After this quick shot of colder air…..another push of milder temps.
A nice President’s Day Weekend shaping up.
Next week will likely get stormy…Chance at a light mix on Wednesday-then Snow Ice and Rain for Thursday….Much colder air arrives next Friday and Saturday (Could be snow this day)
Just want to give you a quick update on the 8-14 Day Outlook taking us into early March…
A small area of Below normal temps here in the Northeast.
Here’s a great and unusual picture from Stratton MT Vermont.
A Rainbow with light snow falling at the time at 135pm.
Pretty Cool-Thank you Mike Barnwell.