A chilly and brisk cold air mass will remain in place over the Capital Region through the week. A stubborn upper level area of low pressure remains parked just north of the area, which will keep us cloudy and unsettled and enhance the lake effect snows across most of upstate New York.
High temperatures will remain well below normal in the low 20's this afternoon.
A strong disturbance will move around the upper low tonight into Thursday, which will work to enhance scattered snow showers and flurries across most of the Capital Region. It will remain chilly with temperatures in the 20's.
Things will begin to dry out by Friday and Saturday as a weak area of high pressure moves in, with temperatures moderating into the lower 30's, but all attention will turn to a developing storm system in the southeastern states that will make the turn north and up the coast on Saturday night into Sunday. It appears at this time that any accumulating snow will remain just east of the area, but it must be monitored closely because the exact track of the storm cannot be determined at this time.
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