A cold front will slowly advance through the Capital Region and vicinity through the day today. A round of showers will accompany front, along with markedly cooler temperatures. As the front sags southward later tonight, it is forecast to stall, as a wave of low pressure forms along it over the Carolina’s. The newly formed coastal system is forecast to parallel the Atlantic Coast, and be in the vicinity of the Gulf of Maine by Sunday night. While it should remain well enough out to sea to preclude any significant rainfall across our region, a few isolated showers cannot be ruled out during the afternoon and evening hours on Sunday as a weak upper level disturbance passes by to the north of the region, reinforcing the cool airmass which will already be in place by that time.
The shortened work week will start out under the influence of high pressure on Columbus Day and Tuesday with temperatures below normal. In fact, it may get cold enough during the overnight hours for some frost and freeze conditions across portions of the region.
A weather pattern, characterized by fast moving weather systems, will set up shop over the northeastern United States by midweek next week and last through the end of the week. Chances for some precipitation will be in the forecast, as well as continued below normal temperatures. It may even be cold enough at times in the mountains and rural areas for the rain to mix with or change to snow at times.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY area and vicinity…
Today: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds with periods of rain and showers developing. Breezy conditions by late afternoon. High near 65, with temperatures falling through the 50’s by late afternoon. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH early, shifting west and increasing to 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts late in the day. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Tonight: Decreasing clouds and chilly. Low near 40. Light west winds.
Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of an afternoon shower. Much cooler. High near 55. West winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday Night: Chance of a shower in the evening. Otherwise, gradual clearing. Low near 40. Light west winds. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 55. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 55 and low near 35.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 60 and low near 45.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent of showers. High near 60 and low near 40.
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