A warm frontal system will sweep through the region today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon in response to this feature. Some of the thunderstorms may contain strong gusty winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall. An isolated tornado may be possible, especially in areas north and east of the immediate Capital Region. Those with outdoor plans this afternoon should use caution, and keep an eye to the sky. If threatening weather approaches, seek safe shelter as soon as possible.
A warm, humid, summer-like airmass will invade the region once the warm front passes through by evening tonight. A series of hazy, hot, and humid days and muggy nights look to be in store through the weekend. A strong cold front is forecast to pass through the region Sunday afternoon and evening, increasing the chances for some shower and thunderstorm activity. In addition, this cold front will cause temperatures to retreat back to seasonal levels in time for the start of the new work week next week.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Some of the storms may contain gusty winds, large hail, and torrential rainfall. High near 80. South winds 5-10 MPH, with higher gusts possible in the vicinity of any thunderstorm. Chance of rain is 80 percent.
Tonight: Evening showers and thunderstorms diminishing before midnight. Some of the storms may be strong to locally severe with gusty winds, hail, and torrential rainfall. Otherwise, variably cloudy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming overnight. Low near 65. Generally light and variable winds. Winds may be gusty in the vicinity of any evening thunderstorm. Chance of rain in the evening is 40 percent.
Thursday: Hazy, hot, and humid. A slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 85-90. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday Night: Hazy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming overnight. Low near 65. Light southerly winds.
Friday: Hazy, hot, and humid with near record warmth. High in the lower 90’s (record high: 92). Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Saturday: Hazy, hot, and humid. High near 90 and low near 65.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and humid with a 40 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 65.
Monday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
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