The weather pattern remains quite the same as it has all week long across the region. This will continue to bring above normal temperatures, increased humidity, and the threat for widely scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms through the coming weekend. Several disturbances will ride up and over the top of a sprawling ridge of high pressure over the center of the nation. The disturbances will follow a trajectory along the northern tier of the nation, straddling the Canadian border, before taking a southeastward motion over New York and New England, as the ride down the eastern side of the ridge complex.
The forecast will sound like the proverbial ‘broken record’ prior to a strong cold frontal passage on Labor Day. Conditions behind this frontal boundary will be more in line with late summer across the northeast as the shortened work week starts.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 80-85. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tonight: A chance of an evening shower or thunderstorm. Otherwise, variably cloudy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming. Low near 65. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Saturday: Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a chance of afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High in the mid 80’s. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise mostly cloudy and muggy, with areas of patchy fog forming. Low in the upper 60’s. Light south winds. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a chance of afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High in the mid 80’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Labor Day: Partly sunny and humid with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 65.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of morning showers, otherwise mostly sunny and less humid. High near 80 and low near 65.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.