High pressure will be in control of the region’s weather through the day today. The brisk west-northwesterly flow in place over the northeastern United States has triggered some lake effect response off of Lake Ontario early this morning, and some showers were present over portions of the Adirondacks and Mohawk Valley this morning. These showers should dissipate during the morning hours as the wind direction becomes more northwesterly, and high pressure effectively creates conditions detrimental to the sustainment of and lake effect shower bands.
Skies will begin to cloud over during the evening hours, as a potent cold front approaches from the west and north. This frontal boundary will pass through the region later tonight and through the morning hours on Friday. Nothing of significance is anticipated precipitation wise outside of a few showers. The breeze will pick up behind this front, once again, during the day on Friday, and with temperatures only in the 50’s for highs, it will feel a bit chilly.
Canadian high pressure builds into the region later Friday afternoon and evening. Clearing skies and slackening winds will set up ideal conditions for cooling across the area. Temperatures are forecast to dip to near or slightly below freezing across the Capital Region, thus promoting a widespread frost and freeze. This may very well end the growing season across the area.
Fair and chilly weather persists into the first half of the weekend, before temperatures show some moderation to close out the weekend. A warm front, tied to a low pressure area over the Great Lakes, approaches the region on Sunday, bringing the threat for some scattered showers. The system then drags its cold front through the region during the day on Monday keeping the threat for showers in the forecast.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 55-60. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts possible from time to time.
Tonight: Partly cloudy to start with increasing clouds during the evening. A chance of showers late at night. Low near 40. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday: A chance of showers in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny by afternoon. Windy. High 50-55. Northwest winds 15-25 MPH with some higher gusts to near35 MPH possible. Chance of rain in the morning is 30 percent.
Friday Night: Clear, calm, and cold. Widespread frost expected. Low near 30.
Saturday: Sunny and chilly. High 50-55. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 65 and low near 40.
Monday: Partly cloudy and breezy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 65 and low near 50.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 60 and low near 40.
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