A ridge of high pressure will remain parked over the region through tonight with dry weather and temperatures near seasonable levels. A back door cold front will approach the region from Canada on Friday, bringing a chance of showers during the afternoon. The weekend looks unsettled with occasional showers.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – With high pressure in firm control for one final day, dry conditions will continue with pleasantly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 70’s along with a light east wind around 5 mph. Some thin high clouds will stream into the region late in the day and into the overnight as a warm front begins to approach from a slowly moving storm system to the southwest.
FRIDAY – The day will start out with partly to mostly sunny skies, but conditions will become more cloudy as the day progresses and a series of frontal system approaches. A few rain showers may accompany the frontal passage late in the day and into the evening, but they should be very light and spotty. High temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70’s with a light south wind developing.
SATURDAY – The forecast becomes very complicated into the weekend as a large cut-off low pressure system will slowly slide south of the region with occasional pieces of energy rotating around the system and potentially sending surges of heavier rainfall into the region. It is difficult at this time to pinpoint the timing, but expect scattered showers with high temperatures in the mid 60’s to start out the weekend.
OUTLOOK – The upper low will then only slowly meander across the southeast and mid-Atlantic states through the weekend, making its closest approach to our region on Sunday and Sunday night, when a period of heavier rainfall is possible. Otherwise, scattered showers look to continue right into next week with cooler high temperatures in the mid 60’s due to cloud cover and rain. It should be noted that this forecast is highly uncertain and a complete washout is not likely over several days, but hydrologic problems could become an issue if the system is persistent…stay tuned!
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