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FIRST WARNING FORECAST

Sunday's balmy temperatures will be a memory come Monday. A cold front will slip in from the north during the overnight and will be followed cold weather for Monday afternoon, with highs in the 30s. We'll also have more clouds, too. In addition a strong ocean storm will be moving northeastward during the day. While the most significant impacts from this storm, namely possible heavy snowfall, will occur across eastern Long Island and eastern Massachusetts, some of this storm's moisture will be "thrown" back our way and interact with the cold front moving through causing some periods of light snow or snow showers during late Monday afternoon and night. There could be a very light accumulation for the higher terrain east of the Hudson Valley (the Taconics) and also for Western New England.

During Tuesday we'll focus our attention on a Clipper system moving southeast across the Great lakes. This low is expected to weaken BUT transfer its energy to a new low off the Delmarva coast by late Tuesday. This coastal low is then forecast to track east to east northeast far to our south, so once again no significant snow fall is expected. However with the weakening clipper sliding across the area on Tuesday once again we could see some occasional very light snow or snow showers and once again temperatures will be in the 30s.

By Wednesday the second coastal low will be turning northeast and merge with the first coastal storm making for an intense low pressure area near the Canadian Maritimes. This will result in strong N-NW winds developing over us and colder air moving in. Highs Wednesday will be in the low 30s, with some 20s north of Albany. Once again a few snow showers are possible but nothing significant in terms accumulations. 

Thursday will be a windy cold day with the threat for a snow shower or two. Its during Friday that the arctic air will arrive, thanks to an arctic cold front will pass through the region accompanied by afternoon snow showers and perhaps some snow squalls. Look for temperatures to quickly plunge by Friday evening and night into the single numbers along with very low wind chill values of at least -10°, if not lower.

Saturday will be downright cold. High temperatures will only be in the single numbers to low teens and once again with strong winds, expect very low, perhaps dangerously low, wind chills, too.

So with what is heading our way later this week I hope all got to enjoy the mild and nice weekend weather!

Andy Gregorio

Albany

Scattered Clouds
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  • Feels like: 23° F
  • Wind: NNE 5mph
  • Humidity: 72%