As has been the story for the past several days, a stagnant weather pattern will remain locked in place over the Capital Region. A large area of low pressure, spinning over New England and southeastern Canada will bring several weak disturbances through the region each day, through at least midweek. Hazy and humid conditions, with intervals of clouds and sunshine, and a chance for some scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms can be expected each day.
As we head toward the Fourth of July holiday, the Capital Region looks to slowly break free of the persistent pattern, as the ridge of high pressure, that was blocking the eastward progress of the stalled system over our region, looks to build westward, and into our area. This should decrease the chance for thunderstorms over the region, and bring humidity levels down out of the ‘oppressive’ range, although the humidity will still be quite palpable at times with conditions remaining rather muggy.
..Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Clouds mixing with hazy sunshine. Humid. A chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High in the low 80’s. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tonight: A chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm during the evening. Otherwise, variably cloudy and muggy. Low in the mid 60’s. Light south winds. Chance of evening rain is 20 percent.
Sunday: Intervals of clouds and hazy sunshine. Humid. A chance of afternoon scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 80-85. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday Night: Variably cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Low in the upper 60’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Monday: Intervals of clouds and hazy sunshine. Humid. A chance of afternoon scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 80-85. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Tuesday: Hazy and humid with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 70.
Wednesday: Hazy and humid with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 70.
Fourth of July: Mostly sunny and humid. High near 90 and low near 70.
Friday: Mostly sunny and humid. High near 85 and low near 65.
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