Thursday, March 17, 2016 local almanac
Local weather forecast
The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the region through Thu., Mar. 17. An upper level disturbance will produce isolated thunderstorms, mainly Friday afternoon through early evening. Thunderstorms that occur will be capable of producing locally strong gusty winds and small hail. Thunderstorms should move from west to east at 35 to 45 mph.
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny. High near 59. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Thursday night, scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
FORECAST FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS
FRIDAY: A chance of rain and snow showers before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain showers between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers after 3 p.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 47. Friday afternoon, mostly clear. Low around 22.
SATURDAY: Sunny, high near 40. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 22.
Sunrise today: 7:01 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:05 p.m.
LENGTH OF THE DAY: 12:04
Today is the third Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
All numbers are in the 518 area code unless otherwise noted.
AUSTERLITZ Town Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown (392-3260).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee meeting, 5 p.m. at 401 State St., Hudson (828-1527).
GHENT Town Board meeting, 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
HUDSON Common Council Economic Development Committee meeting, 6 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson (828-1030).
STUYVESANT Joint Zoning Law workshop, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Dr., Stuyvesant (758-6248).