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Another round of showers and thunderstorms expected with heavy rain possible

Weather Forecast - Friday May 23, 2014-slide0
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Synopsis…

A potent upper level disturbance and associated trough will pass over the region today, with another round of showers and thunderstorms expected this afternoon. The storms could be slow movers capable of producing heavy rainfall and even some flash flooding. Considerable cloud cover will likely hold temperatures down below normal values, but once again, any breaks of sunshine could lead to warmer temperatures in spots.

Rain chances will then continue into the beginning of the weekend as an upper level trough remains in place over the region and several disturbances rotate through. Gradually improving conditions and warmer temperatures are then expected as the weekend progresses with sunshine returning on Sunday and Monday as high pressure attempts to build into the region.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Patchy fog this morning, otherwise considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.
High 68°F
Winds Northwest around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.

• Tonight:
Cloudy with a chance of scattered rain showers or a thunderstorm in the evening, then clouds breaking after midnight.
Low 52°F
Winds North around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 49° / 72°

• Saturday:
Times of clouds and sunshine with a chance of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High 71°F
Winds North between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Saturday Night:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered rain showers in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight.
Low 49°F
Winds Northwest around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Sunday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. Warmer.
High 76°F
Chance of rain 20 percent.

• Monday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Very warm.
High 81°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Tuesday:
Times of clouds and sun with a rain shower possible in the afternoon.
High 75°F
Chance of rain 40 percent.