Windy, Cold Snow Showers
Mainly Dry Throgh Midweek
Low pressure strengthens and moves to our northeast shifting winds to a westerly direction, quickly sweeping colder air into the area in the wake of a mixed precip event in the Capital Region and heavy wet snow in higher terrain and the North Country. This leads to freezing of leftover water and expecially slush and coatings of snow on the ground, making for locally hazardous pavements and walking on untreated surfaces into the morning. Temperatures will steadily drop and reach the teens by drive time Wednesday with wind chills well down into the single digits above to near zero. There may be a dusting in snow showers overnight with accumulations likely from more frequent or steadier snow in higher terrain to the east and focused lake affected areas to the north and west. Some flurries may be mixed with breaks of sun in the Albany area Wednesday as highs only reach the low to mid 20s, then fall into the teens later in the day. The next few nights lows will range through the teens and maybe below 10 with winds gradually lightening up with mainly dry weather and highs only in the 20s. A system moving off the mid Atlantic coast Thursday may bring some extra clouds but snow should stay mainly to our south.
Temperatures should moderate to above freezing by the weekend with partly cloudy skies and snow showers possible in parts of the area.