A stationary frontal boundary will oscillate only slightly north to south in the vicinity of the Capital Region today. This will result in quite a bit of low level moisture pooling in the vicinity of the boundary, and will set the stage for some afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms to blossom. The storms may be strong to locally severe later today, containing strong winds, small hail, and torrential downpours. The concern for more flooding and/or flash flooding to occur with these storms has prompted the National Weather Service to issue to a Flash Flood Watch for the entire region from Noon EDT through this evening.
A strong cold front will finally slice through the region tomorrow morning and early afternoon, putting an end to the heat and humidity experienced across the region for the past several days. The dewpoints will decrease into the upper 50’s to lower 60’s, creating a refreshing feel to the air, as actual air temperatures remain within the few degrees of 80 during the day, and in the lower to mid 60’s at night, for the majority of the coming weekend with a partly to mostly sunny sky during the daytime hours.
The region does begin to show signs of heating up again as we head into the new work week, and a ridge of high pressure builds to our south and east.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
**National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch in Effect From 12 NOON EDT Wednesday through Wednesday Evening**
Today: Hazy and humid with showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Some of the storms may contain strong winds, small hail, and torrential downpours. High in the mid 80’s. South winds 5-15 MPH, with higher gusts in the vicinity of any thunderstorms. Chance of rain is 80 percent.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the evening. Some of the storms may contain strong winds, small hail, and torrential downpours. Otherwise, hazy and muggy overnight with locally dense fog forming in places. Low near 70. Light southwest winds. Chance of rain is 60 percent during the evening.
Thursday: A chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the morning, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds and becoming less humid. High 80-85. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain in the morning is 40 percent.
Thursday Night: Variably cloudy and not as muggy. Low in the mid 60’s. Light northwest winds.
Friday: Mostly sunny and much less humid. High near 80. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 65.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 65.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 90 and low near 65.
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