Low pressure, which has been over the Carolina coast for the past few days, will hover like an unwanted guest, through the coming weekend while gradually weakening. Meanwhile, high pressure over southeastern Canada and northern New England, will build southward through the day today and into the coming weekend. The southward building high pressure area will become the dominant weather feature over the Capital Region. Thus, after some morning clouds today, a mix of sun and clouds should materialize for the afternoon.
The coming weekend looks to be dominated by the high pressure ridge as it descends southward over the region. Fair and dry weather is expected, with temperatures remaining slightly above seasonal averages.
The weather pattern becomes blocked in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere into the new work week with strong high pressure remaining over the region. A few weather systems will attempt to break this ridge of high pressure down through the coming work week, though the attempts appear to be futile. The next best chance at any precipitation looks to come in the later portions of the coming week, as a cold front attempts to sweep through the area with chances for some shower activity.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Morning clouds giving way to a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. High 65-70. Light northerly winds.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 40’s. Light northerly winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 70. Variable winds 5-10 MPH.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 40’s. Calm winds.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 65-70. North winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 45.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers late. High near 70 and low near 50.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 65 and low near 50.