After some patchy, dense fog burns off this morning, surface high pressure will build over the region today bringing mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures. A repeat of the patchy fog is possible overnight tonight, followed by mostly sunny, warmer, and a bit more humid conditions follow on Wednesday.
Thursday looks to be the warmest, most humid, day of the week as low level moisture pools ahead of a strong cold front that looks poised to pass through the region during the afternoon and evening hours. Showers and thunderstorms look to develop along and ahead of the boundary. Some of the storms may be quite strong.
Canadian high pressure settled slowly south, and into the region, to close out the work week. A few scattered showers are possible on Friday as remnants of the upper level system, associated with the cold frontal passage of Thursday night, sweep through the region during the course of the day.
Fair and dry weather, with slightly below normal temperatures, are forecast for the coming weekend.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny and mild. High near 85. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear with areas of patchy fog forming overnight. Low near 60. Light west winds.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, warm, and a bit more humid. High near 85. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and muggy. Low near 65. Light southerly winds.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, warm, and humid. Showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. High in the upper 80’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy with a 30 percent chance of a shower. High near 80 and low near 55.
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 80 and low near 55.