The leading edge of unseasonably warm and humid air, a warm front, will pass through the region this afternoon and evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front’s passage, with a higher concentration of activity to the north and west of the immediate Capital Region.
Hazy, hot, and humid conditions will prevail Wednesday, with a repeat round of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms developing over the region. Some of these storms may be strong to locally severe. Unsettled and muggy conditions are expected overnight Wednesday and through the day on Thursday. Repeated rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop as a cold front approaches the region late in the day Thursday. There is some concern that prolonged periods of locally heavy rain will be possible on Thursday.
The cold front slowly pushes east of the region overnight Thursday. After a slight chance of some residual shower activity early on Friday, associated with an upper level disturbance passing through the region in the wake of the cold front, conditions should improve with a brisk northwesterly breeze picking up during the afternoon and brightening skies.
After spending a couple days above normal in the temperature department, the Capital Region will experience a cool down to autumn levels once again by the end of the week and into the coming weekend. Temperatures are expected to be slightly below normal through this period and into the coming work week.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Partly sunny, breezy, and becoming humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. High in the lower 80’s. South winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 25 MPH possible at times. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tonight: Variably cloudy and muggy with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Low in the upper 60’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday: Hazy, hot, and humid with showers and thunderstorms possible, especially during the afternoon. Some of the storms may contain briefly gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. High in the upper 80’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy and muggy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms may contain locally heavy rainfall. Low in the upper 60’s. South winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny and humid with showers and thunderstorms likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High in the lower 80’s. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of a shower in the morning, otherwise mostly sunny and breezy. Cooler. High near 70 and low near 45.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 45.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 50.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.