Clouds were overspreading much of the western and central New York state this morning, and were advancing eastward toward the Capital Region. These clouds were associated with a warm front, steadily advancing northwestward, toward the region, from the Ohio valley. Through the day today, clouds will be on the increase across the region, with some showers overspreading the area late in the afternoon and through the overnight hours. Temperatures look to remain at seasonable levels, after starting a bit chilly this morning.
The warm front lifts north of the region by Wednesday afternoon, allowing for some clearing as the weather pattern shifts across the region. The persistent trough in place over the region for the past several days is replaced by a sprawling ridge of high pressure to our south through the end of the week and into the weekend. This set up is analogous to very warm and humid conditions over our region, more in line with late June than late May. Hazy, hot, and humid conditions persist through the weekend, as a Bermuda high pressure system (aptly named because the center of the high pressure area is usually located between the Atlantic coast and the island of Bermuda) remains in place through this time.
The approach of a cold front on Sunday may bring a more pronounced chance of showers and thunderstorms to the region, along with some cooler and less humid air, to start the new work week.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Increasing clouds with a chance of showers late in the day. High in the lower 70’s. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Tonight: Periods of rain and showers. A rumble of thunder is possible from time to time as well. Low near 55. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 100 percent.
Wednesday: Morning clouds and showers giving way to increasing amounts of sunshine during the afternoon. A bit muggy. High near 80. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain in the morning is 70 percent.
Wednesday Night: Variable clouds and muggy. Areas of patchy fog developing. Low near 65. Light southerly winds.
Thursday: Hazy, hot, and humid. A slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 85-90. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday: Hazy, hot, and humid. High near 90 and low near 65.
Saturday: Hazy, hot, and humid. High near 90 and low near 65.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and humid. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 65.
Monday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 60.
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