One to 3 inches of snow is expected early Tuesday in the Capital Region, with a more significant snowfall possible Wednesday night into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.
A weak low pressure system out of the southwest will bring the Christmas snow to the region, according to Luigi Meccariello, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The temperatures will be in the mid-20s this morning but warm up to the low to mid-30s later today.
The snow will be in the morning hours today with clearing later. It will be partly cloudy until the evening, when the sky will clear and temperatures will drop into the teens, Meccariello said.
Wednesday will start out partly to mostly sunny but the clouds will move in during the late afternoon and evening as a more significant weather system brings the possibility of moderate to heavy snowfall Wednesday into Thursday with low temperatures in the mid-20s.
Areas south and east of the Capital Region are under a winter storm watch because rain and sleet could mix with the snow in these areas.
Meccariello said the amount of snow this area will receive has not yet been determined.