An area of high pressure will slide eastward, into the western central Atlantic Ocean, through the day today. This will allow high clouds from a warm front, tied to a low pressure area over the center of the nation, to advance into our region through the day today. Clouds will begin to thicken and lower overnight tonight, and by tomorrow morning any sunshine that is allowed through the canopy of cloud cover will be noticeably filtered. Showery precipitation looks to begin during the afternoon hours tomorrow as the frontal system approaches our region.
We continue to monitor the development and progress of a system taking shape over the Gulf of Mexico. This system is forecast to ride northeastward, over the Florida peninsula, through Thursday, and accelerate up the Atlantic coastline to be over the southern New England coast late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Interaction between this system, and the inland system mentioned above, have the potential to bring hefty amounts of rainfall to the Capital Region through the period Friday morning to early Saturday morning. The two systems rapidly move northeast of the region during the day Saturday, and thus precipitation should begin to shift to the east of the area by then, but not before 1 to 3 inches of rain has fallen across the bulk of the area. Higher amounts are possible in areas to the south and east of the Capital Region, by the time the storm winds down. Stay tuned, as flooding potential will likely be high in certain areas thanks to the rains over the past week having already saturated portions of the region.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Partly sunny. High around 75. Light north to northwest winds.
Tonight: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds. Low 50-55. Light southeast winds.
Thursday: More clouds than sun, with showers developing during the afternoon. High near 70. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday Night: Periods of rain with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low near 60. Southeasterly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 90 percent.
Friday: Periods of rain, heavy at times, with a chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 60’s. Southeasterly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 90 percent.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of morning showers, otherwise intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 75 and low near 60.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers. High near 75 and low near 60.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 75 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 75 and low near 60.
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