Snow on the way in Capital Region; up to 6 inches

After a bout of unusually high winter temperatures, the Capital Region is expected to get hit with u

After a bout of unusually high winter temperatures, the Capital Region is expected to get up to six inches of snow.

Monday evening into Tuesday evening, the area is projected to get three to six inches of snow, with some ice accumulation, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.

The Albany area reached a record high temperature for Dec. 24, 72 degrees, breaking the previous mark of 57 in 1941.

Temperatures on Monday will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s, with the thermometer dropping into the lower 20s Monday night.

Tuesday will be in the low to mid-30s, which will bring the potential for sleet and freezing rain, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures at night will remain in the 30s.

After a few inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday night, the snow is expected to turn into rain on Wednesday, with temperatures rising to the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s to 40s through New Year’s Day, according to the weather service, which said temperatures in the 50s no longer are in the immediate forecast.

With no snowfall last week, the Albany area broke a Dec. 24, 1912, record for the latest first measurable snowfall. This year marked the sixth Christmas in a row without snow, the weather service said.

This time of year, normal highs are about 33 degrees, with lows around 18. This month, temperatures have run 11 degrees warmer than usual.

Temperatures in January and February are expected to remain warmer than usual, and precipitation levels are predicted to be normal, according to long-range forecasts from the Climate Prediction Center.

Reach Gazette reporter Haley Viccaro at 395-3114, [email protected] or @HRViccaro on Twitter.

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