A stationary boundary remains draped over the region to start the shortened work week. Several waves of low pressure will ride along the boundary through midweek, bringing periods of rainfall, heavy at times, along with scattered thunderstorms, to the region. Another one to three inches of rainfall is expected, with localized greater amounts, through Tuesday evening. This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood watches for the region through 8 PM EDT on Tuesday.
An area of strong ‘Bermuda’ high pressure will build westward toward to the region by midweek, forcing the stationary boundary further west as well. This should help clear the skies a bit, reduce (though not completely eliminate) the chances for showers and thunderstorms, and turn conditions hazy, hot, and humid again in time for the holiday and subsequent holiday weekend.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
**National Weather Service FLASH FLOOD WATCH In Effect Through 8 PM EDT Tuesday Evening**
Today: Hazy and humid with periods of rain developing. Rain may be heavy at times. There is also the chance of a thunderstorm. High in the upper 70’s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 100 percent.
Tonight: Periods of rain and a chance of a thunderstorm. Rain may be heavy at times. Muggy. Lows near 70. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90 percent.
Tuesday: Morning showers giving way to a mix of clouds and hazy sunshine by afternoon. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. Humid. High 80-85. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Tuesday Night: Evening showers and thunderstorms diminishing with a areas of patchy fog possible overnight. Muggy. Low near 70. Chance of rain in the evening is 40 percent.
Wednesday: Hazy sunshine, warm, and humid. A chance of scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. High near 85. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percen.
Fourth of July: Hazy, hot, and humid with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. High near 90 and low near 70.
Friday: Hazy, hot, and humid with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 90 and low near 70.
Saturday: Hazy, hot, and humid with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 90 and low near 70.
Sunday: Hazy, hot, and humid 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 90 and low near 65.
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