Feb. 17 ski conditions and forecast for the week


The last week was pretty good (at least where there were skiable conditions), and the next couple of days should be even better, with some light snow showers forecast. The weekend will be rainless, but daytime temperatures will rise to well above freezing in many parts of the northeast.

Minnewaska could get a couple of inches of snow Tuesday morning before precipitation changes to rain, but it’ll take some great timing to get out on rock skis, assuming there’s even enough to ski on.

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A weak cold front Tuesday will collide with a low front, dropping varying amounts of snow accumulation across central NY, the Adirondacks, and northern New England. From the southern Adirondacks southward, precipitation is likely to shift to rain or freezing rain. Gusty winds will accompany the interaction of the two systems until the low departs on Wednesday.

Daytime temperatures will range from freezing to the upper 40s through the northeast on Tuesday, and trend downward until Thursday, when daytime temps will range from the single digits to teens the far northern areas and mountains, teens to 20s in the flatlands from Albany and the MA-VT/MA border northward. Some lingering lake effect snow may fall in central NY, the Catskills, and Tug Hill areas.

After that, the clouds will move out and warmer and drier weather will move in, bringing in gradually rising temperatures for the weekend- by Sunday, high temps in the 20s to mid-30s can be expected in the north and mountain areas, and up to 50 in the NYC metro area.