A cold front will pass through the region this morning, followed by an upper level disturbance during the afternoon hours. This will keep the chances for isolated showers in the forecast today, though the majority of the time should be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Of note today will be the decrease in humidity levels, after nearly a week of increased humidity, today will quite refreshing.
A secondary cold front is forecast to pass through the region Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning. After a few showers occur with the frontal passage, the first vestiges of autumn-like weather pay a visit to the region. Temperatures will be running a good 5 to 10 degrees below seasonal averages for this time of year on Thursday and Friday as Canadian high pressure builds into the region in the wake of the frontal passage.
The weekend, and start of the new work / school week, looks fair and dry as high pressure slides off to the to our east, allowing for temperatures to moderate, as winds shift to the west and southwest.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny and less humid. A slight chance of scattered afternoon showers. High 75-80. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 55-60. Light west winds.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of a late day shower. High 75-80. West winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds with a chance of a shower. Low near 55. West to northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday: A slight chance of a shower in the morning, otherwise, becoming mostly sunny and breezy. High near 70. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH. Chance of rain in the morning is 20 percent.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 45.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 50.