High pressure was building into the region this Columbus Day morning. As the day progresses on, another weak disturbance, associated with the stalled out boundary that caused the unsettled weather over the weekend, will make a run at our region from the south. This disturbance looks to come up a tad short of the mark, and will pass well to our south through the day, and off the Atlantic coast. After some morning clouds burn off, sunshine should be on the increase for the bulk of the day. Temperatures look to remain below seasonal norms though, as a cool airmass remains in place over the region.
High pressure remains in control of the weather through Tuesday evening, bringing fair weather and light winds. Another fast moving disturbance approaches the region, from the north and west, on Wednesday increasing the threat for some showers. A brief break from the showery weather looks to occur on Thursday before a more potent system approaches the region to close out the work week. This system should be well clear of the region by Friday afternoon though. Canadian high pressure asserts control behind this system, and conditions could get quite chilly as we head into next weekend.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Morning clouds yielding to a mix of clouds and sunshine during the afternoon. High near 55. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear and chilly. Low near 40. Light and variable winds.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. High near 60. South winds 5-10 MPH.
Tuesday Night: Increasing clouds. Low near 45. Light southeast winds.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. High near 60. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High near 60 and low near 40.
Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy with a 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High near 55 and low near 50.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 60 and low near 35.
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