Unsettled conditions look to close out the weekend across the Capital Region of upstate New York. A low pressure system over southeastern Canada will drag a warm front through the region this afternoon. The majority of the enhanced moisture and atmospheric dynamics associated with this system look to remain well north of the region. Despite this fact, clouds will increase this morning, ahead of the boundary, and some showers may accompany the passage of the frontal system this afternoon and evening.
Some patchy fog is possible tonight, especially in areas that see any rainfall during the course of the day today. Other than that, the region’s skies should remain variably cloudy with just the chance of an overnight left over sprinkle or shower. Dewpoints will be on the rise, making it feel a bit muggy, but not oppressively muggy by any means.
A cold front approaches the area slowly during the day Monday, and may be accompanied by a pre-frontal trough during the daytime hours. This scenario could spark the production of some scattered shower and thunderstorm activity across the region to start the new work week. The chances for scattered shower and thunderstorm activity continue into Tuesday, as the cold front finally presses through the area. Some of the storms may be strong, and an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible through this time period.
High pressure builds into the region by Wednesday, and looks to last pretty much through the remainder of the week. A weak disturbance rides to the north of the area on Friday, and may bring an increase in clouds to the region, however, any rainfall associated with this system looks to remain generally to the north of the region at this point in time.
Temperatures will remain generally near seasonal levels for this time of year, edging slightly above normal by the end of the forecast period. Precipitation amounts should average near to slightly below seasonal levels.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Increasing clouds with a chance of showers during the afternoon. High in the mid 70’s. South to southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Tonight: A chance of showers in the evening, otherwise variably cloudy with areas of patchy fog forming. Low near 60. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH early, becoming light overnight. Chance of rain in the evening is 40 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some of the storms may produce gusty winds. High in the lower 80’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH, with higher gusts possible in the vicinity of any thunderstorm. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening. Otherwise, variably cloudy with areas of patchy fog forming. Low near 60. Light southwest winds, shifting northwest after midnight at 5-10 MPH. Winds may briefly gust higher in the vicinity of any thunderstorm. Chance of rain in the evening is 30 percent.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High near 80. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 75 and low near 50.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 80 and low near 55.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 60.
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