While the Capital Region can expect mostly rain this weekend, surrounding areas will see winter weather return this weekend.

Old Man Winter has been pretty quiet this year, but he ain't giving up! Winter 2023-24 is pacing to be one of our warmest on record and snowfall has been well below average. Those snowfall totals are expected to see a little boost this weekend in some areas.

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National Weather Service Issue Winter Storm Watch


The National Weather Service (NWS)  has issued a Winter Storm Watch fron Satruday afternoon through Monday evening for several areas in Upstate New York including Northern Herkimer, Hamilton, Northern Warren, Northern Fulton, and Western Windham Counties.

The NWS forecast is calling for heavy wet snow with accumulations of 7 inches or more. Precipitation will start as a rain-snow mix Saturday afternoon switching to a heavy wet snow Saturday night into Sunday. Snow in these areas will continue through Sunday and will taper off early Monday.

Capital Region Weekend Forecast

Albany, New York, Weather, Forecast

In the greater Albany area and Capital Region, WNYT News Channel 13 is calling for rain Saturday afternoon and evening with highs in the mid-40s, with scattered rain and snow showers on Sunday with highs again in the mid-40s.

Albany's 10 Least Snowy Winters Of All Time

Some winters in Upstate New York can be absolutely brutal as far as massive amounts of snow. Then there are times like this winter when it feels like the snow is pretty much non-existent. It wouldn't be the first time! Here are the 10 least snowy winters of all time according to the National Weather Service of Albany

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See The 10 Biggest April Snowfalls In Albany History [RANKED]

In Upstate New York, you can never feel fully secure that snow is completely done until late spring. While we usually do not see a ton of snow in April, it is not unheard of. And if history tells us anything, a big April snowstorm is always possible. We have had a few April doozies over the years, and here are the top 10 April snowfalls on record in Albany according to the National Weather Service.

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The Capital Region's Worst Roads To Drive In The Snow

Driving in the Capital Region can be a chore in the warmer months. But during the winter, there are some roads local drivers would rather avoid. That applies when the snow falls and in some cases when our wintertime nemesis, pool-sized potholes, begin reproducing like rabbits! Here are the worst Capital Region roads to navigate while driving in the snow according to YOU.

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