High pressure over southeastern Canada will be the dominant feature influencing the weather over the Capital Region and vicinity. The only potential snag to the fair weather will be the development of a wave of low pressure over the Carolina coastline. The low pressure area formed along the cold front that passed through the region yesterday morning, and has caused the front to dramatically slow its forward speed out over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The track of the low pressure area is expected to be a northeasterly track, which would bring a fair amount of precipitation to eastern New England, and especially the state of Maine. A few clouds and perhaps a spotty shower may visit portions of the lower Hudson Valley and far southwestern New England today, however, the Capital Region is expected to be in the clear with regard to chances for precipitation as result of this system.
Another fair and dry night is forecast tonight, with temperatures dipping into the 50’s once again across the region, though it does not appear to be as cool as this morning’s starting temperatures. The sunshine should boost temperatures back up to near 80 again on Friday with a tempered northwesterly breeze. Fair conditions are expected to persist through the day on Saturday and into Saturday evening, with a couple more degrees added to the daytime high temperatures, and a slight uptick in the humidity levels, as dewpoints creep upward into the upper 50’s and lower 60’s.
A cold front approaches the region by Sunday morning, and is slow to pass through during the day. This will keep the weather unsettled to close the weekend with periods of rain and perhaps some thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening should the sunshine be able to break through the clouds. Upon this cold front’s passage by Monday morning, the upper level pattern will shift to a faster zonal (west to east) set up, bringing a faster progression of weather system’s into and through the region for the first half of the new work week.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Mostly sunny. High 75-80. North winds 5-10 MPH. (Note that areas of the lower Hudson Valley may see more clouds and perhaps a widely scattered shower or sprinkle).
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 55. Light northerly winds.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80’s. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 55-60. Light and variable winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with some increasing high clouds late in the day. High 80-85. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 65.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, becoming mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 60.
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