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Becoming very warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon

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After some morning showers taper off, milder temperatures will arrive into this afternoon as a warm front surges well north of the region, but a weak cold front will begin to approach by early afternoon with the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms into this evening. A weak area of high pressure will then build into the region with drier weather and sunshine returning for Mother’s Day, just in time to salvage some of the weekend and the Tulip Festival.

Unsettled weather then looks to continue into early next week as a frontal boundary approaches with unseasonably warm temperatures becoming cooler and more seasonable by mid-week.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Cloudy with a chance of rain showers this morning, then some sun, breezy, and becoming very warm with a chance of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High 78°F
Winds West between 10 and 15 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Tonight:
Considerable cloudiness with a lingering shower or thunderstorm in the evening.
Low 51°F
Winds West between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 45° / 68°

• Sunday:
Abundant sunshine. Breezy and very mild.
High 74°F
Winds West between 15 and 20 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Sunday Night:
Patchy clouds.
Low 48°F
Winds West around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Monday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of rain showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Very warm.
High 80°F
Chance of rain 30 percent.

• Tuesday:
Considerable cloudiness and cooler with a chance of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
High 69°F
Chance of rain 40 percent.

• Wednesday:
Considerable cloudiness with a chance of scattered rain showers.
High 68°F
Chance of rain 30 percent.

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