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Much cooler with clouds and a lingering shower or drizzle in wake of front

Weather Forecast - Wednesday May 28, 2014-slide0
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Synopsis…

A cold front and associated area of low pressure will settle south of the region today and a moist east-southeasterly flow off the Atlantic Ocean will keep considerable clouds and even some spotty drizzle or sprinkles in place today, especially this morning, along with much cooler temperatures. High pressure will begin to build into the region tonight and into Thursday.

Dry and pleasant weather is expected for Thursday as high pressure takes control, before another cold front and associated upper level disturbance approaches the region on Friday with a renewed chance of showers and thunderstorms. Depending on how things evolve, some of the storms could become strong.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Cloudy and cooler with a chance of rain showers or drizzle this morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers this afternoon.
High 62°F
Winds Northeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly cloudy this evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Chilly.
Low 44°F
Winds Northeast around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 51° / 73°

• Thursday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine.
High 70°F
Winds South around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Thursday Night:
Mostly cloudy with a rain shower possible late.
Low 51°F
Winds South around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Friday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of scattered showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some of the storms could be strong.
High 73°F
Chance of rain 60 percent.

• Saturday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Pleasantly warm.
High 72°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Sunday:
Abundant sunshine. Beautiful.
High 78°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.