The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Rob Lindenmuth, and Kevin Appleby.
Despite lots of sunshine Monday across the Capital Region with high pressure overhead, temperatures struggled to even reach the 40 degree mark in part due to a bit of a northerly breeze.
Tuesday morning has the potential to be the chilliest start to a morning in News10 land since last February thanks to calm winds, the aforementioned high pressure, and mostly clear skies. Lows will mainly be in the teens, with some single digits in the higher terrain as a high thin overcast builds by Tuesday morning.
Of course, all eyes are on a system in the South Central United States headed for our neck of the woods. Look for a rain/snow mix to develop in western areas close to sunset, with precipitation overspreading all of our region through the evening hours.
Plan on slick roadways Tuesday evening, particularly in elevations above 500 ft as a burst of snow, mixing with sleet at times, arrives. Temperatures will warm throughout the night, supporting a changeover to more of a cold rain by Wednesday morning.
Snow will continue early Wednesday, particularly in the higher terrain of the Southern Green Mountains and the Eastern Slopes of the Adirondacks. In the valleys, a cold rain is expected by Wednesday morning.
Up to 6″ of snow is possible here before all is said and done in the higher terrain of the Greens and Adirondacks. As elevation decreases, generally snow and sleet totals also decrease, with around an inch of snow and sleet accumulation possible in Albany.
Our weather turns quiet just in time for Thanksgiving! Temperatures will be close to average, mainly in the mid 40s with a mix of sun and clouds.
Temperatures will trend cooler by the weekend. We continue to keep an eye on the potential for a wintry mix later in the weekend, but model guidance continues to agree with timing and placement of a system at this time.
Beyond the weekend, we look to remain on the chilly side. Chances for precipitation will be limited in the 7-10 day window, but skies aren’t expected to be all that bright, either.