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High pressure slips offshore with dry weather and some increasing clouds

August 30, 2014 Weather Forecast-slide0
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Today’s Weather Synopsis…

High pressure will slip offshore today allowing a return southerly flow of warmer and slightly more humid air to arrive.
Photo courtesy of AccuWeather.com, used with permission

A return southerly flow will develop today as high pressure slides offshore with warmer and slightly more humid conditions, along with some increasing clouds later today into tonight. A slow-moving cold front and associated potent disturbance will then approach the region late tonight through Sunday, bringing showers and thunderstorms, some of which could contain heavy rainfall as very moist air is pulled northward from the Gulf States.

Weak high pressure will attempt to build into the region on Labor Day with some drier weather possible, but it will remain warm and humid with only an isolated shower or thunderstorm in southern areas. Another front will move through on Tuesday with a round of showers and thunderstorms before high pressure builds back in for mid-week.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Partial sunshine and more humid with increasing clouds late.
High 80°F
Winds South between 10 and 15 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly cloudy.
Low 67°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 58° / 78°

• Sunday:
Variably cloudy, warm, and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.
High 80°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 80 percent.

• Sunday Night:
Mostly cloudy, mild, and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.
Low 67°F
Winds South around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

A look ahead…

• Labor Day:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine, warm, and humid with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.
High 85°F
Chance of rain 20 percent.

• Tuesday:
Partial sunshine, very warm, and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High 88°F
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Wednesday:
Abundant sunshine.
High 81°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.