A coastal low pressure area was located southeast of Cape Cod this morning, and will continue an east of northeasterly track through the day today. Meanwhile, upper level energy, associated with a decaying area of low pressure over southern Canada, will pass to the north of the Capital Region today. A murky grey cloud cover will persist through the day today across the region along with the occasional rain and/or snow shower from time to time.
High pressure will build into the region overnight tonight, from the center of the nation, and begin the task of clearing the skies. The work week looks to start out on a fair and dry note, with high pressure in firm control on Monday. Temperatures look to be near to slightly above seasonal norms.
Potent low pressure, presently developing over the Oklahoma panhandle, will make eastward progress to be over the southern Gulf Coast states on Monday, and will steadily advance north and eastward toward the mid Atlantic states by Wednesday morning. This storm looks to take a decidedly more inland track then the previous two coastal systems that have brought inclement weather to the area.
The more inland track would lend itself to more of a mix of rain and/or snow for the Capital Region, some of which may come down at a moderate to heavy intensity at times on Wednesday. Behind this system, a deep trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere looks to develop, and entrench itself over the area for the remainder of the week and into the weekend. Weather conditions will be unsettled during this time frame with lots of clouds and occasional rain and/or snow showers.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Overcast with areas of morning fog. Scattered rain and/or snow showers possible through the day. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation expected.
Tonight: A chance of a rain and/or snow shower during the evening. Otherwise, partial clearing overnight. Low 25-30. Light northwest winds. Chance of precipitation during the evening is 20 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation is anticipated.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low 20-25. Light northerly winds.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies early, giving way to increasing clouds during the afternoon. High near 40. Variable winds 5-10 MPH.
Wednesday: Overcast with a 60 percent chance of rain and/or snow. High near 45 and low near 35.
Thursday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of light rain showers. High near 40 and low near 30.
Friday: More clouds than sunshine with a 30 percent chance of rain and/or snow showers. High near 40 and low near 30.