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Very warm with filtered sun, but unsettled weather looms for upcoming week

Weather Forecast - Monday May 12, 2014-slide0
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Synopsis…

Another very warm day is on tap across the region with some filtered sunshine from high cirrus clouds. A backdoor cold front will approach from the St. Lawrence Valley later today and into tonight with a passing rain shower possible, especially in southern areas. Clouds will continue to increase overnight into Tuesday as a period of unsettled weather develops for much of the upcoming week.

A slow moving cold front and associated upper level trough will track towards the region through mid-week, with seasonably mild conditions and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. The front will finally track through the region by late week with a period of heavy rain and thunderstorms possible, before cooler weather arrives into next weekend.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance of an isolated rain shower late this afternoon. Very warm.
High 83°F
Winds West between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

• Tonight:
Considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of rain showers or a thunderstorm.
Low 56°F
Winds North around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 46° / 68°

• Tuesday:
Considerable cloudiness and not as warm with a chance of scattered rain showers and a thunderstorm possible in the afternoon.
High 73°F
Winds Southeast between 10 and 15 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

• Tuesday Night:
Considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Low 52°F
Winds South between 10 and 15 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

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A look ahead…

• Wednesday:
Considerable cloudiness with a chance of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
High 69°F
Chance of rain 40 percent.

• Thursday:
Variable cloudiness with rain showers likely and a thunderstorm possible.
High 77°F
Chance of rain 60 percent.

• Friday:
Cloudy with rain showers likely and a thunderstorm possible. The rain could be heavy at times.
High 69°F
Chance of rain 80 percent.