Tropical Storm Andrea was joining forces with a slowly moving, nearly stationary, frontal system over the Ohio Valley, to bring periods of rain to the region. This process will continue, unabated, through the day today and into the evening hours tonight. Andrea is beginning to show signs of accelerating north and northeast with time, as she interacts with the inland system. The forecast track of the storm puts it in the vicinity of the mid Atlantic coast this afternoon, southern New England coast late tonight, and just east of Cape Cod by Saturday morning. This track has the potential to bring soaking rains to the Capital Region, and tropical downpours to locations further south and east.
The entire system(s), along with the steadier, heavier rainfall should have shifted to the south and east of the region late this evening. This should allow for steady rainfall to taper to showers late tonight. A few showers may be scattered about for the first part of Saturday before a trend toward drying and clearing looks to occur during the afternoon.
Weak high pressure builds into the region Saturday evening, and lasts through Sunday, bringing fair and slightly above normal temperatures to the area. As the new work week begins, we track another storm from the center of the nation that makes a run at our region, bringing another chance for showers and thunderstorms.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Overcast with periods of rain, heavy at times, and a chance of a thunderstorm during the afternoon. High in the lower 60’s. East to southeasterly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 100 percent.
Tonight: Periods of rain diminishing to showers late at night. Low near 55. Northerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 100 percent.
Saturday: Morning clouds and a chance of showers giving way to intervals of clouds and sunshine by afternoon. High near 75. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain in the morning is 40 percent.
Saturday Night: Variable clouds. Low near 55. Light northwest winds.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 80. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 60.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near80 and low near 60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
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