A polar vortex may sweep into the Northeast this weekend, potentially bringing the Albany, NY region its first measurable May snowfall in 18 years, as well as potentially record low temperatures to parts of the East Coast.
The wintry air mass is expected to send a chill through the region beginning on Friday, according to the Albany branch of the National Weather Service. “We continue to closely watch a storm for Friday afternoon into Friday night that may bring a period of snow to most of eastern NY and western New England,” the weather service posted to Facebook.
Albany itself may not see more than an inch, and the Catskill Mountains can also expect some snowfall, but the heaviest accumulation is predicted for New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as Maine, who may see between 6 and 12 inches.
Temperatures will drop down into the mid-30s Friday night, possibly brushing with a record low of 35 degrees. Saturday afternoon, temperatures will only hit the upper 40s.