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High pressure crests over the region with dry and pleasant weather

August 29, 2014 Weather Forecast-slide0
Photo courtesy of AccuWeather.com, used with permission

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

High pressure will crest over the region today with dry and pleasant weather.
Photo courtesy of AccuWeather.com, used with permission

High pressure will crest over the region today as it continues to slide eastward, providing for another cool and pleasant August day with plentiful sunshine and a few clouds. A return southerly flow will then develop as high pressure slides offshore into Saturday with warmer and slightly more humid conditions arriving into the holiday weekend.

A slow-moving cold front and an associated disturbance will then impact the region through the Labor Day weekend bringing a return to humid conditions and showers and thunderstorms late Saturday through Monday, with the greatest coverage expected on Sunday.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Sunshine mixing with a few patchy clouds.
High 76°F
Winds North around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Tonight:
Partly cloudy.
Low 57°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 58° / 78°

• Saturday:
Partial sunshine and more humid with increasing clouds in the afternoon.
High 80°F
Winds South between 10 and 15 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Saturday Night:
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or a thunderstorm after midnight.
Low 67°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

A look ahead…

• Sunday:
Variably cloudy, warm, and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
High 82°F
Chance of rain 80 percent.

• Labor Day:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High 84°F
Chance of rain 30 percent.

• Tuesday:
Partial sunshine, warm, and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High 86°F
Chance of rain 50 percent.