The weather across the Capital Region through the upcoming weekend will be dominated by a large ridge of high pressure. The center of the high pressure ridge will be generally over the lower Great Lakes and Ohio Valley region today. Over the weekend, this high pressure area will merge with an Atlantic Ocean high pressure ridge, and be centered in a typical Bermuda high pressure position. This will bring a moderation in temperatures for the end of the weekend and into the new work week. One thing appears certain, that being that fair and dry weather are forecast to persist through much of the upcoming work week. There are hints that a cold front may sweep through the region by week’s end, bringing a slight threat for showers and thunderstorms. Other than that, the forecast will be quite redundant for the next several days.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny. High 75-80. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 50-55. Light and variable winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80’s. Light and variable winds.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low near 55-60. Light and variable winds.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80’s. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 60.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 65.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High near 85 and low near 65.