Unsettled weather will persist through the end of the work week across the Capital Region. Low pressure, now lifting northward through the upper Great Lakes and into Canada, will become absorbed by a faster moving, yet potent, storm moving east over the upper midwest today. The Capital Region will be influenced by the occluded frontal system that was associated with the slower, dying, upper Great Lakes low pressure area through the day today and tonight. This will bring lots of clouds and periods of rainfall to the region through this time. A thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out. It will be unseasonable warm, and even a bit humid, through Friday as well.
There will be a brief break in the clouds and precipitation later this evening and through most of the day on Friday, as high pressure noses into the region in advance of the aforementioned potent cold front. This front will advance toward and through the region on Friday night and into Saturday thus increasing chances for some showers.
A secondary, and reinforcing, cold front and upper level disturbance looks to pass north of the region on Sunday. In addition, the cold front that passed through the region Saturday looks to stall over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and a wave of low pressure may form along it on Sunday morning over the Carolina’s. Precipitation from this low pressure area will likely be confined to areas south and east of the immediate Capital Region. A few renegade showers cannot be ruled out over the Capital Region though, thanks to the instability created by the colder airmass in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere gliding over a relatively ‘warmer’ land mass.
High pressure will build into the region later on Sunday, and looks to last through the early portions of the new work week, bringing a markedly cooler, more autumn like, airmass to the region.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY area and vicinity…
Today: Morning low clouds and fog. Otherwise, overcast with periods of light to moderate intensity rain and showers. A thunderstorm is possible. Muggy. High near 70. Variable winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 90 percent.
Tonight: Chance of evening showers, otherwise gradual clearing and not as muggy. Low near 55. Light and variable winds. Chance of evening rain is 20 percent.
Friday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Very mild. High in the mid 70’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday Night: Increasing clouds with a chance of showers. Low near 55. Southwest winds, shifting west after midnight, at 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of showers. Cooler. High near 65. West winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny and breezy with a 20 percent chance of a shower. High near 55 and low near 40.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 60 and low near 35.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 60 and low near 35.
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