Near-record-low temperatures expected tonight in Capital Region

Monday, May 13, 2013
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— Gardeners who have planted tender annuals outdoors are advised to cover them tonight in anticipation of near-record-low temperatures.

The National Weather Service is predicting an overnight low of 32 degrees for Albany, and in Saratoga and Glens Falls, the temperature could drop into the upper 20s, according to meteorologist Ingrid Amberger.

The last time the temperature dropped into the 30s in Albany was April 28, when the mercury dipped to 39 degrees, Amberger reported.

The record low for May 14 in Albany is 30 degrees, set in 1996. The normal low for that date is 47 degrees.

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