Clouds had overspread the Capital Region this morning, and will likely remain across the region today. These clouds were the result of the northward push of a warm front that was over the New York and Canada border. This frontal system will continue to lift northward, and away from the region today.
Meanwhile, a cold front was slowly pressing eastward from the Upper Great Lakes and Michigan. As this frontal system approaches the region later today and overnight tonight, showers are expected to develop. The front passes through the region by early Thursday morning, followed by a weak ridge of high pressure from the south. This should give the region a break from turbulent weather on Thursday.
Thursday night into Friday morning, a secondary cold front, associated with much cooler air from Canada, makes a run at the region. Another threat for shower activity looks to be in the offing through this period. Skies should slowly clear during the day on Friday as the cooler air slowly filters in.
The weekend and into the early portion of next week looks to be rather unsettled. A series of fast moving, moisture starved, weather systems, in an energized upper level weather pattern, will bring sporadic chances for showers to the region at times. Despite these chances for precipitation, most of the period should stay mainly dry, as the best chances for rainfall stay well to the north, closer to where the more appreciable moisture looks to be. A brisk northwest breezy should pick up by Sunday, and this combined with temperatures struggling to make it to 60 degrees during the daylight hours, will certainly make it feel more like autumn.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Partly sunny with a chance of showers late in the day. High near 70. Southeast winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers overnight. Low near 50. South winds, becoming southwest late at night, 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a chance of late day showers once again. High 65-70. Southwest winds, shifting west late in the day, 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday Night: Overcast with showers likely. Some showers may contain heavy rainfall. Low near 50. Northwest winds 5 MPH or less. Chance of rain is 80 percent.
Friday: A slight chance of a morning shower, otherwise becoming mostly sunny. High near 70. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain in the morning is 20 percent.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with some increasing clouds late in the day. High near 65 and low near 40.
Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy, and cooler. High near 65 and low near 40.
Monday: Partly sunny, breezy, and cool. High near 55 and low near 35.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High near 55 and low near 40.