After some morning clouds and patchy fog burn off, a return to partly to mostly sunny skies is expected today across the Capital Region. It will be a warm and humid day, and a disturbance will be lifting northward toward the region during the afternoon and evening hours. This looks to bring another threat for shower and thunderstorm activity, of the isolated to scattered nature, for the this time period. Some of the storms may contain heavy rainfall, as well as gusty winds and frequent lightning. Muggy and mild conditions look to persist tonight, with areas of patchy fog forming once again, much the same as last night.
The Labor Day holiday looks to be muggy and mild as well. The day may start out a bit on the wet side, as a warm front passes through the region during the morning. There should be break in the precipitation for a time, followed by another round of showers and thunderstorms associated with a potent cold front that is slated to cross the region during the afternoon and evening hours. Some of the storms with this frontal system may be strong to locally severe.
Tuesday, the start of the shortened work week, should feature a break in the humidity, with an upper level disturbance passing through, bringing the threat for some isolated shower development from time to time. Temperatures will top out near seasonable levels, and fall back to near seasonable levels overnight on Tuesday.
A secondary cold front looks to pass through the region Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. A true shot at an autumn type airmass looks to be in store behind this system for the later portions of the work week. Temperatures look to be below normal for a couple days behind the front, and will trend back to near normal by the weekend, with generally dry conditions forecast.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Morning clouds and patchy fog giving way to partly sunny skies. Humid. Showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High in the lower 80’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy rain, possible. Otherwise, mostly cloudy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming overnight. Low in the upper 60’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Labor Day: Showers and thunderstorms early, giving way to intervals of clouds and sunshine, warm and humid. Showers and thunderstorms redeveloping in the afternoon. Some of the storms may contain strong gusty winds and heavy rainfall. High in the lower 80’s. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy and muggy with showers and thunderstorms likely during the evening. Rainfall may be locally heavy at times. Low near 65. Light south to southwest winds, shifting west after midnight at 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Tuesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of showers. Not as humid as previous days. High 75-80. West winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 50.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 55.