The hazy and humid conditions, with scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, of the past several days look to remain with us as we head through the days preceding the fourth of July holiday. The culprit for the weather pattern, which seems to be stuck in perpetual freeze-frame over our region, was a stalled frontal boundary to our east. This system was tied to a rather deep upper level trough of low pressure that has sat in place over the northeastern continental United States since last week. Several weak, yet moisture rich, disturbances have been circulating within this trough and bringing the unsettled conditions to the region.
The forecast remains pretty much the same through at least Tuesday. An area of ‘Bermuda’ high pressure, which has blocked the upper level flow pattern for the last week, shows signs of building back to the northwest, as we head into Wednesday. This will act to push the stubborn trough back to the west, and also bring warmer weather to the region, with less of a chance of shower and storm activity (though that chance is not zero by any means).
The fourth of July holiday and holiday weekend look to be hot and humid with temperatures during the daytime approaching the upper 80’s to near 90 with chances for isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms as the high pressure area mentioned above remains, more or less, in control.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Intervals of clouds and hazy sunshine. Humid. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 80-85. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Otherwise, variably cloudy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming. Low 65-70. Light south winds. Chance of rain is 30 percent in the evening.
Monday: Intervals of clouds and hazy sunshine. Humid. Showers and thunderstorms likely during the afternoon. Some of the storms may contain heavy rainfall. High 80-85. Variable winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 90 percent.
Monday Night: Isolated evening thunderstorms possible, otherwise hazy and muggy with areas of patchy for forming overnight. Low 65-70. South winds 5-10 MPH, becoming light overnight. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Tuesday: More clouds than sunshine. Hazy and humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely during the afternoon. Heavy rain is possible at times. High in the lower 80’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Wednesday: Hazy and humid with a 30 percent chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 70.
Thursday: Hazy, hot, and humid with a 30 percent chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. High near 90 and low near 70.
Friday: Hazy and humid with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 90 and low near 70.
Saturday: Hazy and humid with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 90 and low near 70.
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