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FIRST WARNING FORECAST

Record cold low temperatures are possible for many locations this overnight. I'm forecasting a low of -12° for Albany, the record for February 14th is -10° set most recently here in 1987. Other possible records could fall at Pittsfield, Bennington and North Adams too. While Glens Falls could dip to -16° tonight the record there is -24° set back in 2003. If the widespread SUBZERO cold that is likely for ALL tonight isn't bad enough the strong NW-N winds will continue resulting in wind chill temperatures of -20° to -40°, perhaps even near -50° across the Adirondacks and other high spots. Because of these forecast wind chill values, the WIND CHILL WARNING remains in effect through early Sunday afternoon. If you must go out tonight please dress in layers, wear gloves, hat and a scarf. Minimize any flesh exposed to the elements since frostbite could quickly happen within 10 minutes! Also check on the elderly too and of course bring the pets indoors!

By Sunday afternoon the winds will ease but it will still be very cold with afternoon highs only 0 to 10 above. Sunday night expect another subzero but the good news here is that winds will be very light or calm.

During Monday the arctic high pressure system slides off the coast and an E to SE breeze develops allowing for temperatures to moderate into the 20s BUT our skies will be clouding up during the day with the chance for light snow developing from south to north during the afternoon. The snow will be due to an area of low pressure heading our way from the Southeast States. The track of the low is expected to pass very close to or just east of the Hudson Valley during Tuesday. This low track should allow for warmer air to overspread the region resulting in the snow changing to sleet and freezing rain then rain during Tuesday, before changing back to snow Tuesday night as the storm passes off to our northeast. The exception to this changeover could be over the Adirondacks where the snow may only mix with or possibly change to sleet/freezing. As you can tell any slight variation of the storm track to the west or east will have impacts on the precipitation type. Also count on some snow accumulations, too. How much too early say but we'll keep you posted.
 

A second low pressure area will approach from the west on Wednesday spreading more light snow or rain our way.

A slight chill down will follow on Thursday with sunshine and dry weather expected. Friday has yet another system approaching from the west with the chance for some more showers of snow changing to rain then turning MILDER by next weekend.

Stay warm!

Andy Gregorio

Albany

Few Clouds
-1°
7° | -8°
  • Feels like: -20° F
  • Wind: NW 14mph
  • Humidity: 40%