A strong cold front, that brought a round of showers and thunderstorms to the Capital Region on Thursday afternoon and evening, was now over the lower Hudson Valley and continuing to press southward. A weak upper level disturbance in the wake of this feature will keep a mix of sun and clouds over the region today, with perhaps a few more clouds developing by afternoon. A moderate northwest breeze is also expected to kick up this afternoon, along with a chance for a widely scattered sprinkle or shower.
High pressure will begin to assert control over our weather beginning this evening. A series of mostly sunny days, and mostly clear nights are expected through the weekend and into early next week. Temperatures will start out a bit below normal, but will trend back above normal by the start of the work week.
The next chance for precipitation does not look to come until the midweek period, when a series of systems looks to bring a bit of unsettled weather to the region. At this point, a ‘washout’ is not anticipated, however, some showers will likely be scattered about each day during the mid and later portions of next week, with temperatures continuing to run above normal.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: A mix of sunshine and clouds. Becoming breezy with a slight chance of an afternoon shower. High near 80. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 50-55. Light north to northwest winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 80. Light north to northwest winds.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear and calm. Low near 50.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 80. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 65.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 85 and low near 65.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. High near 85 and low near 65.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. High near 85 and low near 60.