An increase in high clouds will be prevalent across the region today, thanks to an area of low pressure forming over the Mid Atlantic coast. Precipitation from this feature is expected to remain well south of the immediate Capital Region. Dry weather is expected with filtered sunshine through high clouds. Sky conditions become mostly clear overnight tonight as the system moves out to sea, and high pressure gains a strong hold of the region’s weather straight through the majority of the coming work week. The only chances for precipitation during the coming week look to be on Thursday, as cold front drops through the region from Canada, bringing scattered shower and storm chances during the afternoon and evening hours.
Temperatures will start the forecast period below normal, but trend above normal for the majority of the period with slightly increasing humidity levels. As we close out the work week and head into the weekend, temperatures should once again return to seasonable levels.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Partly sunny. High 75-80. South to southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy to start with decreasing clouds overnight. Low 55-60. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80’s. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low near 60. Light and variable winds.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and mild. High near 85. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 65.
Thursday: Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a 40 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 65.
Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 80 and low near 55.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 55.