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A weak area of low pressure and associated warm front will approach from the west today with occasional rain showers and a few thunderstorms developing. Considerable cloud cover will keep temperatures below normal, but any breaks of sun could lead to warmer temperatures and increased instability to fuel thunderstorms.

Rain chances will continue into Friday and Saturday as several disturbances rotate through and upper level trough. Gradually improving conditions and warmer temperatures are then expected as the holiday weekend progresses with sunshine returning on Sunday and Monday as high pressure builds into the region.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Considerable cloudiness and cooler with occasional rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
High 68°F
Winds Southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.

• Tonight:
Cloudy with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Low 55°F
Winds South around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 49° / 71°

• Friday:
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
High 66°F
Winds Northeast around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.

• Friday Night:
Cloudy with a chance of rain showers or a thunderstorm in the evening, then clouds breaking after midnight.
Low 52°F
Winds North around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 40 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Saturday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High 70°F
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Sunday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Warm.
High 78°F
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Monday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Warm.
High 80°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.

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