Meteorologist Steve LaPointe
Update Time: 10:00 PM 12/13/2018
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UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH ADDITIONAL BOUTS OF PRECIPITATION EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND
In the short term the upper level disturbance responsible for Thursday's nuisance snow will depart overnight leaving plenty of low level moisture in its wake. That moisture will continue to manifest itself in the form of considerable low cloudiness with patchy areas of snow grains or freezing drizzle, which appear will be most likely across the Catskills, mid Hudson valley and Berkshires. Temperatures tonight will either hold steady or rise slightly to near 30 by daybreak, then through the 30s and into the lower 40s in many areas by the late afternoon and evening on Friday. Expect generally cloudy skies with dry weather on Friday.
Some moisture from a large southern storm will work into the region Friday night through Saturday morning coupled with the warming temperatures to allow for some light rain. It appears there will be pretty sharp cut-off to how far north the rain will move with the best chances for it from the Capital Region to southern VT on south through Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon will tend to dry out with even a chance that the clouds could thin a bit later in the day and into early Saturday night, especially in areas north and northwest of the Capital Region.
Then on Sunday, another surge of moisture will make a run at the region. At the same time, I except somewhat colder air to be working in from the north and northeast with temperatures ranging through the 30s during the day, vs. the 40s we’ll have in here on Saturday. With the cooling, whatever moisture that does make it in could come in as an icy wintry mix. Be alert for that potential during the day Sunday as some icy weather certainly could materialize across the region during the day before pulling out Sunday night.
Patchy snow grains or freezing drizzle possible, especially in the Catskills, mid Hudson valley to the Berkshires
WIND:S E 5 mph
TEMPS: Steady or rising slightly
Patchy early morning freezing drizzle possible, mainly in the Catskills, mid Hudson valley and Berkshires. Otherwise generally dry weather through the day
WIND:Southerly 5-10 mph
Light rain or drizzle developing, especially from the Capital Region to southern VT on south
WIND:Southerly 5 mph
A damp morning with light rain or drizzle, mainly from the Capital Region to southern VT on south
Drying out during the afternoon
Skies remaining generally cloudy through the day
WIND:Becoming NNE 5-10 mph
HIGH:Low to mid 40s
A light icy wintry mix of precipitation possible
HIGHMid to upper 30s
Today's Record Temperatures