A stalled frontal boundary to our north will combine with hot and humid air in place over the region today to produce some scattered showers and storms this afternoon. Heavy rain may fall within any storm. Otherwise, it will be hazy, hot, and humid. Temperatures will approach the 90 degree mark once again, though may fall a little short thanks to the presence of a bit more cloud cover today helping to filter the sunshine from time to time.
A stronger cold front will approach the region Thursday, passing through the area Thursday night and early Friday morning before stalling to our east over New England. Periods of soaking rain and thunderstorms are expected to break out along and ahead of the front Thursday night, tending to diminish by Friday morning as the front pushes east of the region.
High pressure attempts to build into the region behind the departing frontal system for the weekend. We are continuing to monitor trends concerning if an area of low pressure forms along the stalled front over New England, however, impacts of such a scenario would be felt more to our east and south.
More unsettled weather lurks into the new work week next week as a series of weaker disturbances passes through the region keeping the chances for some showers and storms in the forecast each day.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Patchy morning fog giving way to hazy sunshine, hot, and humid conditions. Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. Storms may contain heavy rainfall. Becoming breezy this afternoon. High in the upper 80’s. Heavy index values between 90 and 95 degrees this afternoon. South winds 5 to 10 MPH this morning, shifting northwest and increasing to 10 to 15 MPH this afternoon. Chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tonight: Hazy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming overnight. Low near 70. Light southerly winds.
Thursday: Partly sunny, breezy, and humid with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some storms may contain heavy rainfall. High in the mid 80’s. South winds 10 to 20 MPH with some higher gusts near 25 MPH possible at times. Chance of rain is 60 percent.
Thursday Night: Overcast and muggy with periods of rain and thunderstorms. Heavy rain is possible at times. Low near 70. South winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of rain is 100 percent.
Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms early. Otherwise, becoming mostly sunny and still muggy. High 80 to 85. West to northwest winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of rain in the morning is 50 percent.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 65.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 65.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 and low near 65.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 60.