An area of high pressure will build into the region today, but will be short lived as several fast moving disturbances are set to approach the region through the midweek period. Each system will feature a warm up in advance, and a cool down behind. These systems also appear to be quite lacking in terms of overall moisture, so other than a cloud increase, and perhaps some light sprinkles or flurries, not much in the way of precipitation is expected.
The first in the weather system parade will approach the region later this evening and early Monday morning. This will be followed by transient ‘bubble’ of high pressure for Tuesday, and then another northern stream system, dropping south out of Canada, for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
The Tuesday night into Wednesday weather system looks to stall to our south during the day Wednesday as interaction occurs between it and a developing storm over the mid Mississippi Valley. This interaction is being monitored closely, as a major storm is expected to develop and track toward the east coast Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. The details on the track and intensity of this storm remain a bit murky at this point in time.
Temperatures will fluctuate over the next several days, rising to near to slightly above normal prior to system passages, and slightly below normal behind system passages. Precipitation amounts are expected to be near to slightly below normal, with potential for more enhanced precipitation Wednesday into Thursday morning, should the storm system mentioned above track more northward toward the Capital Region. Stay tuned for later updates.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny. A slight chance of a flurry during the morning. High in the mid 30’s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 20 to 25. West winds, shifting southwest, 5 to 10 MPH.
Monday: Sprinkles and/or flurries possible during the morning. Intervals of clouds and sunshine by afternoon. High near 40. Southwest winds 5 to 10 MPH.
Monday Night: Variably cloudy. Low near 30. West to southwest winds 5 to 15 MPH.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 40’s. West winds 5 to 15 MPH.
Wednesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow. High near 40 and low near 20.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow in the morning. Otherwise, intervals of clouds and sunshine and becoming windy. High near 25 and low near 10.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 20.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. High near 40 and low near 25.