A slow moving upper level low pressure system will remain in the vicinity of the northeastern continental United States through the coming weekend. Disturbances will rotate around this feature, and through the Capital Region over the course of this time. While it does not appear as if any of the disturbances will be significant precipitation producers, production of abundant cloud cover, and the occasional flurry, sprinkle, or light rain/snow shower from time to time cannot be ruled out.
High pressure will gradually build into the region for the start of the new work week. Meanwhile, a storm system looks to develop over the center of the nation on Monday, and work its way to the Carolina Coastline by midweek next week. At this point in time, indications suggest that this storm should remain well south of our region, and the forecast is for the storm to take an east-northeasterly path out to sea, not paralleling the Atlantic coast, as its predecessors have.
Temperatures through the forecast period look to average near seasonal normal, while as precipitation amounts are forecast to be near to slightly below normal.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: A slight chance of a rain and/or snow shower this morning. Otherwise, areas of patchy fog burning off to reveal intervals of clouds and sunshine by afternoon. High in the lower 40’s. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation this morning is 20 percent.
Tonight: Variably cloudy. Low in the upper 20’s. Light northwest winds.
Saturday: More clouds than sunshine and breezy. A sprinkle or flurry cannot be ruled out from time to time. High in the lower 40’s. Northwest winds 10-15 MPH.
Saturday Night: Variable clouds with a sprinkle or flurry possible. Low near 25. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Sunday: A slight chance of a snow shower during the morning. More clouds than sunshine for the bulk of the day. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of snow in the morning is 30 percent. Little if any snow accumulation expected.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High near 40 and low near 25.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High near 40 and low near 25.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High near 40 and low near 25.