A weak cold front will limp across the region today, and in fact may even lose it’s frontal characteristics prior to passing through. A band of cloud cover over central New York, associated with this feature, should track eastward and into the region today. This will cause a filtering effect to the otherwise mostly sunny conditions. After a fair and relatively mild (in terms of average temperatures for this time of year) overnight period, the mostly sunny daytime conditions look to return through Thursday.
A warm front glides northeastward toward our area on Friday. This should cause an increase in cloudiness, and a chance for some shower activity. The warm front will be tied to an area of low pressure that will linger well north and west of the area, over the upper Great Lakes, through most of the weekend. Thus, unsettled and partly to mostly cloudy conditions are expected. The best chances for some rainfall look to be during the day on Friday (associated with the warm front), and also Sunday evening and overnight, as the cold front passes through the region, stalls to our east, and waves of low pressure develop and ride along the frontal surface into the new work week next week.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 70’s. Light northwest winds.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 50-55. Light westerly winds.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 75. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 45-50. Light northwest winds.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 75. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Friday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 75 and low near 55.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. High near 75 and low near 55.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers late in the day. High near 70 and low near 55.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 70 and low near 55.