Coastal low pressure was just south of Cape Cod early this morning, and will continue to move northeast into the Gulf of Maine through the day today. The western extent of the cloud shield from this system has made it inland, all the way to the Capital Region this morning. A few spotty showers were showing up on radar over portions of the Taconics, Berkshires, and mid Hudson Valley regions. This activity should quickily come to an end this morning, as the low pressure area moves away from the region, and high pressure over the West Virginia takes hold.
Fair weather looks to be the rule through Saturday and into Saturday night, as high pressure remains in control of the region. A slight uptick in daytime high temperatures is expected each day, with temperatures pushing back into the low to mid 80’s by Saturday. Clouds will increase on Saturday night, as a slow moving cold front approaches from the upper Great Lakes. Humidity levels will be back on the rise by this time, making for a rather muggy night. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected by Sunday morning, as the front draws closer.
Sunday looks to be an unsettled day, weather wise, with showers and thunderstorms becoming numerous through the day. Should there be any breaks in the cloud cover, to allow for some sunshine during the daytime hours, some of the thunderstorms that form with the approaching front may be strong to locally severe.
High pressure builds back into the region during the day on Monday, lowering both temperature and humidity levels, and returning the region to seasonable summertime warmth.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Morning clouds giving way to increasing afternoon sunshine. High near 80. Northerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 55-60. Light and variable winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with some increasing high clouds late in the day. Warm and a bit more humid. High 80-85. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds and muggy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low near 65. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday: More clouds than sunshine and muggy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms may contain heavy rainfall. High near 80. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms, otherwise becoming mostly sunny and less humid. High near 80 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 65.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 65.
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