1/23/19:Freezing Rain Tonight, Rain and Falling Temperatures Thursday

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Latest Forecast from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Tim Drawbridge, Rob Lindenmuth and Christina Erne:

Low pressure continues to push into the Great Lakes, with it comes a good amount of moisture and warming temperatures. Winter weather advisory remains in effect North of Albany through 9 this evening for pockets of freezing rain continuing through that time. 

By Thursday morning most of us will be pushing into the mid 40’s some, may even break 50 degrees as we continue with that southerly flow. However, a cold front will be pushing through into the afternoon hours and that means dropping temperatures for all by dinner time tomorrow. 

It will be wet as this area of low pressure pushes through the region, be sure to grab the umbrella because it will cetainly be a very wet morning. 

The rain continues into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts could approach 1-2″ of rain, especially south and east of Albany. 

As colder air works in on the back side of that cold front we may end as some wet snow. The higher elevations could pick up a quick 1-2″ of snowfall after transitioning from the heavy rain in the afternoon. 

Because we are expecting so much heavy rain, where there was less snowfall from the weekend storm we have concerns for flooding. Here in Albany and where we received a hefty amount of snowfall that snow will be able to absorb some of the rain so only minor flooding could be expected here in the immediate Capital Region. But Flash flood watches are in effect south and east of Albany from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon. 

Once we get past these wet few days we do turn colder heading into the weekend as we get another shot of arctic air behind a frontal boundary moving through for us on Friday which could bring a few snow showers. 

Have a great night!

-Cap, Tim, Rob and Christina

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