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Upper low continues to influence region with scattered showers and thunderstorms

Weather Forecast - Saturday May 24, 2014-slide0
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Synopsis…

An upper level low will continue to influence the region today and another disturbance rotating around the system will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon. The storms are once again expected to produce locally heavy rainfall and some small hail is also possible in the taller storms. Considerable cloud cover will likely hold temperatures down below normal values once again, but some breaks of sun are possible.

The upper low will slowly release its grip on the region into Sunday with gradually improving conditions and warmer temperatures expected, but an isolated shower or thunderstorm is still possible, especially across eastern areas. Abundant sunshine will return on Monday as high pressure attempts to build into the region with above average temperatures into the lower 80’s and a brief period of dry conditions in most areas.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Considerable cloudiness with a chance of rain showers this morning, then intervals of clouds and some sun with rain showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some of the storms could produce small hail and heavy rain.
High 69°F
Winds North between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight.
Low 49°F
Winds Calm.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 49° / 72°

• Sunday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. Warmer.
High 77°F
Winds West between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

• Sunday Night:
Partly cloudy.
Low 53°F
Winds West between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Monday:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Breezy and very warm.
High 82°F
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Tuesday:
Times of clouds and sun with a chance of rain showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
High 76°F
Chance of rain 40 percent.

• Wednesday:
Sunshine mixed with some patchy clouds.
High 71°F
Chance of rain 0 percent.