Photo: Lori Van Buren, Albany Times Union
ALBANY – Fear of near-freezing temperatures in the coming evenings prompted officials in Albany is issue a “Code Blue” warning for the homeless.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, homeless people are urged to go to the the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl St.; the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless Safe Haven , 26 South Swan St.; or the Council of Churches Overflow Shelter, 646 State St.
Code Blue alerts are issued when there is potential the “real feel” temperature is expected to be 32 degrees or cooler. “Real feel” takes into account the potential impact of windchill on the body.
On Monday, the Capital Region will see a steady stream of rain during the morning. Thunder is possible, forecasters said.
The temperature stood at 61 degrees at 6:30 a.m. but should drop as the day moves on. Forecasters said the mercury should land at about 50 degrees.
The sky will be cloudy overnight and the temperature could fall into the low 30s.
The temperature will struggle to get near 50 on Tuesday and could drop into the high 20s overnight.
Wednesday is expected to offer similar weather.
Pedestrians use umbrellas during a light rain shower on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in Albany, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union)
Monday: Cloudy. Periods of rain early. Thunder possible. Morning high of 61F with temps falling to near 50. SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 32F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 46F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday night: Clear skies. Low around 30F. Winds light and variable.