Clouds will be gradually increasing through the daytime hours today across the Capital Region. Low pressure, over coastal North Carolina this morning will make sluggish progress to the north today. Impeding the progress of this low pressure area was a fairly strong ridge of high pressure over northern New England. The Capital Region will be in the ‘battleground’ between these two weather systems through Friday. Through the day today, the high pressure is expected to retreat further north, allowing the clouds, and eventually some light rain and showers to graze the region through the late day and overnight hours tonight.
The high pressure system mentioned above is then forecast to rebuild back to the south, cutting off the northward advance of the clouds and precipitation during the morning hours on Friday, and clearing the skies as we close out the work week and head into the weekend. Sunshine will mix with clouds for the bulk of the daylight hours each day through the weekend and early next week. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above seasonal averages for this time of year.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Areas of patchy, dense fog this morning. Otherwise, becoming partly sunny. High in the mid 60’s. Light northerly winds.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers overnight. Low in the mid 40’s. Light northerly winds. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Friday: A chance of showers in the morning. Otherwise, becoming partly sunny. High 65-70. Light northerly winds. Chance of rain in the morning is 30 percent.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 45-50. Light and variable winds.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 45.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 45.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 45.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.