The weather over the Capital Region will be influenced by two foul weather makers through the course of the next 24 to 48 hours.
- Low pressure, and associated warm / stationary frontal boundary over the Ohio Valley that will slowly lift northeast toward the area through Friday morning.
- Tropical storm Andrea, whose tropical moisture fetch will be stretched northeastward, along the stalled out inland frontal boundary mentioned above, through Friday night.
The threat for heaviest rainfall across the region looks to occur during the period Thursday night to Friday evening. Andrea is forecast to move quickly north and east, from the Florida Gulf coast on Thursday evening, to the Carolina coast by Friday afternoon, and then into the Gulf of Maine by Saturday morning (at which time the system should have transitioned into an extra-tropical entity, or in other words, a standard low pressure area with no tropical characteristics).
Although dismal conditions are anticipated through Friday night, conditions should slowly start to improve during the day Saturday as the two systems mentioned above pull away into the Canadian Maritimes, allowing weak high pressure to slowly build into the region for the second half of Saturday and into Sunday.
The start of the new work week looks to feature more unsettled weather, as another area of low pressure sweeps into the region from the southwest, drawing some milder air into our region, but also providing chances for showers and thunderstorms.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds with showers developing during the afternoon. High near 70. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Tonight: Overcast with periods of rain developing. Rain may be heavy at times late at night. Low 55-60. Southeast winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 90 percent.
Friday: Overcast with periods of rain. Rain may be heavy at times, especially in the morning. High in the upper 60’s. Chance of rain is 100 percent.
Friday Night: Periods of rain, diminishing to showers after midnight. Low near 60. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Saturday: A chance of showers in the morning, otherwise intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 75. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. High near 80 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 75 and low near 60.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
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