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Cold front slowly approaches with showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain

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Today’s Weather Synopsis…

A slow-moving cold front will track through the region today into this evening with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms by this afternoon from northwest to southeast. A few storms could even become strong with gusty winds and heavy downpours, and some minor areas of flash flooding or poor drainage flooding are possible, especially north and west of the Capital Region where a flash flood watch has been issued.

Some showers or an isolated thunderstorm will linger into Thursday as the cold front remains nearby, but drier conditions will gradually attempt to filter into the region by Thursday night. Drier and less humid weather will build into the region by late week and into the weekend as high pressure returns.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Variably cloudy and humid with a slight chance of showers this morning, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Some of the storms could contain gusty winds and heavy downpours.
High 82°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly cloudy, warm, and humid with showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Some of the storms could contain gusty winds and heavy downpours.
Low 69°F
Winds Southeast between 10 and 15 mph.
Chance of rain 80 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 59° / 80°

• Thursday:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers in the morning, then intervals of clouds and sun developing with a slight chance of a shower or a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
High 82°F
Winds South between 10 and 15 mph, becoming Northwest.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Thursday Night:
Partly cloudy.
Low 60°F
Winds Northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Friday:
Becoming less humid with sunshine and patchy clouds.
High 82°F
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Saturday:
Sunshine and patchy clouds.
High 84°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Sunday:
Intervals of clouds and sun.
High 85°F
Chance of rain 10 percent.

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