High pressure was in full control of the region’s weather this morning, and looks to remain in control today. Clouds, associated with a weather system over the upper Great Lakes this morning, will filter the sunshine over the region today. This system’s cold front is forecast to pass through the region overnight tonight and first thing tomorrow morning. There does not appear to be too much moisture for this system to work with, hence, only an isolated to widely scattered shower is possible as it passes through.
Canadian high pressure, with lots of chilly autumn air, will then build into the region for the start of the upcoming work week, bringing several days of fair weather, with below normal temperatures. A warm front approaches the region during the day on Friday, followed by a cold front early on Saturday of next week, increasing both the temperatures, and the threat for some showers through this period of time.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny to start, becoming partly sunny by afternoon. High near 70. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Overcast with a slight chance of a shower late at night. Low near 50. Light northwest winds. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds. Breezy and cooler. High in the mid 60’s. Northwest winds 10-15 MPH.
Monday Night: Clear and chilly. Low near 40. Light northerly winds.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 60’s. Variable winds 10 MPH or less.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 40.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 50.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 55.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers in the morning, otherwise, partly sunny. High near 75 and low near 50.