Steady snow is likely tonight with the heaviest and highest accumulations to the east and south of Albany with lighter amounts to the northwest and north. The snow should end just about everywhere by 5 am Sunday morning. The rest of Sunday will see increasing sunshine, gusty NW winds and temperatures above freezing during the afternoon time. As for snow accumulations the most snow is forecast east through south of Albany where I expect 4-7"; from Albany north and west 2-4" and for the northern parts of Herkimer, Hamilton, Warrne counties 1" or less.
For Monday through Wed a surge of warmth will move in. We should see temperatures well into 60s especially for Tuesday and Wednesday with even an outside shot at 70° or higher temperatures on Wednesday in the Hudson Valley from Albany south. This very possible if we get ANY amount of sunshine on Wednesday.
As the warm air heads our way we'll see skies cloud up on Monday, Washington's Birthday with the chance for occasional rain or showers developing during the afternoon through night. Both Tuesday and Wednesday have the chance for some showers as well but it looks like the activity will be very limited.
The shower chances increase for everyone by late Wednesday afternoon or evening in advance of a cold front that will be moving through. This front will be to our east by Thursday with dry weather and cooler temperatures moving in.
The combination of rainfall and the warm temperatures through midweek will cause snow melt and possible shifting of ice jams that exist on some area rivers and streams. This could cause some flooding issues. We'll keep an eye on things and update as needed of course.
Have a great weekend!
Snow overspreads the region this evening. Steady snow is likely. heaviest and highest accumulations to the east and south of Albany. Much Lighter to the northwest. Snow should end just about everywhere by 5 am Sunday morning. The rest of Sunday will see increasing sunshine, gusty NW winds and temperatures above freezing during the afternoon time.