Summer will make a cameo appearance this coming week across the Capital Region. A warm front had passed well north of the area early Tuesday morning with some showers closer to the Canadian border. South to southwest winds will go to work pumping in a warmer and more humid airmass into the region through the next several days. The forecast will be the proverbial ‘broken record’ with afternoon showers and storms possible each day. The best chances of precipitation look to occur Thursday afternoon and evening as a weak cold front passes through the area. Some heavy rainfall is possible in storms through this period. A few of the storms may also produce briefly gusty winds.
High pressure ridges back into the region on Friday, drying things out through the early portions of the weekend. Another cold front approaches the area Saturday night, stalling south of the region Sunday. Unsettled weather looks to result from this series of events to end next weekend and open up the month of June.
Temperatures trend back to near normal next week, after being well above normal this week. The parched ground across the region looks to get a thirst quenching rainfall this week with all the pop up showers and storms around. Some of the latest data indicate the potential for the stalling frontal system mentioned on Sunday to bring a more plentiful rainfall to the region to open up next week, further helping to potentially mitigate the yearly precipitation deficit over the area.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Partly sunny, hot, and humid. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some storms may be accompanied by heavy rain. High in the upper 80’s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Tonight: Evening showers and thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, variably cloudy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming. Low in the upper 60’s. South winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, hot, and humid with showers and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. Some of the storms may contain heavy rainfall and briefly gusty winds. High in the upper 80’s. South to southwest winds 10 to 15 MPH. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms in evening. Otherwise, variably cloudy and muggy with areas of patchy fog forming. Low in the upper 60’s. South winds 5 to 10 MPH. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 80 to 85. West to southwest winds 10 to 15 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 55.
Saturday: Partly sunny and humid with a 30 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High near 80 and low near 60.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80 and low near 55.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 75 and low near 50.
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