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High pressure will build into the region from the south today with drier weather and milder temperatures returning. Sunshine will give way to some increasing clouds into this afternoon. The ridge of high pressure will then slide east into tonight with plenty of clouds ahead of an approaching frontal boundary.

A warm front will then approach from the west into Wednesday with increasing chances for rain showers or an isolated thunderstorm into the afternoon hours. Considerable cloud cover will also lead to slightly cooler temperatures. Unsettled weather looks to continue into late week as another upper level low moves through the region with warmer temperatures looking to return into the Memorial Day weekend.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Sunshine giving way to increasing afternoon clouds. Warmer.
High 75°F
Winds North between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly cloudy.
Low 50°F
Winds North around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 48° / 71°

• Wednesday:
Considerable cloudiness with rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
High 74°F
Winds South around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.

• Wednesday Night:
Cloudy with rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm in the evening.
Low 55°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 80 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Thursday:
Considerable cloudiness with rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
High 67°F
Chance of rain 80 percent.

• Friday:
Considerable cloudiness with a chance of scattered rain showers.
High 67°F
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Saturday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of a rain shower in the afternoon.
High 73°F
Chance of rain 30 percent.

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