The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from meteorologist Matt Mackie:

A warm front moving towards us will keep us cloudy through early afternoon, but will also bring with it some milder weather. Temperatures peak right around the 40 degree mark despite the lack of sun until later on. A few flurries are possible, especially north and west of Albany

A much more impactful weather system is in the cards for the beginning of the work week. Expect things to get underway around sunset Monday, with the snow going strong into Tuesday morning. Lighter snow could linger into that afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Winter Storm Watch for areas highlighted in blue below, indicating that severe winter weather and associated travel difficulties are possible 4pm Monday through 10pm Tuesday.

Here’s our first call on snowfall for the system. Keep in mind that it’s a rough draft – adjustments will be made as new data becomes available this evening and tomorrow. Expect 4 to 8 inches for most valley locations, with some in the higher terrain seeing 8 to 12 inches.

Wednesday looks quieter with seasonable temps to welcome in the month of March. Rain showers are possible Thursday with temps in the mid to upper 40’s.

Wintry mix may develop with temperatures on either side of freezing at times during the day Friday. Saturday looks brighter, but chilly with temps in the 20’s and 30’s.