11/22/19 PM Update: Dry for Saturday… wintry weather for Sunday

Forecast

Bundle up, we’re back into the 20’s tonight! Then, we’ll be turning out attention to a messy system that’s set to bring rain and snow to the Capital Region on Sunday.

For most the rain moved out quickly this afternoon, but a few lake enhanced snow showers have been sticking around over the western Adirondacks and Catskills.

It could be enough to bring a quick half inch of snow to some in that part of the state. Temperatures are falling off quickly. Temperatures were in the 40’s for most of the afternoon.

Wind gusts over 40 miles per hour made it feel much colder… wind chills were in the teens and 20’s.

Tonight, as colder air gets puled in behind the front, our actual temperatures will fall into the 20’s. With a stubborn breeze refusing to die down, it’ll feel like the teens for many.

Saturday looks great, with calm weather and highs in the mid 40’s. Things will change quickly overnight and into Sunday.

A system that’s currently over the Deep South will move just off the East Coast before turning north.

Early Sunday morning, expect rain in the valleys and snow or wintry mix in the higher elevations.

As cooler air gets pulled in on the backside of the system, expect a changeover to snow for all.

The core of the storm will stay just out to sea, so we’ll miss out on the heaviest rain and strongest winds.

Still, we’ll pick up decent snowfall totals in many places. Expect a coating to an inch in the Hudson River valley south of Albany. Albany, Troy, and surrounding towns could pick up 1 to 2 inches. From the higher elevations of the Catskills, through Schenectady, and into central Vermont, we expect a band of higher totals, perhaps 2 to 4 inches. The Berkshires and southern Green Mountains will likely see the most snow, with some stting totals of 4 to 6 inches.

Snow will end by Sunday afternoon. Monday and Tuesday look nice, with seasonable temperatures (highs in the 40’s) and calm weather. Wednesday, expect rain in the morning, followed by windy conditions all day. This could impact pre-Thanksgiving travel. For the holiday itself, expect a cold, dry, and breezy day with highs only in the 30’s.

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