High pressure will briefly build into the region today with drier and sunny weather returning, though it will remain warm. An area of low pressure will then develop along a frontal boundary to our south and move toward the region for Thursday with continued warm temperatures and increased humidity, as well as scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – High pressure will build in and allow a dry wedge of air into the region with mostly sunny skies developing through the day and high temperatures warming into the upper 70’s. A considerable decrease in the humidity will occur behind the front, so it will feel much more comfortable outside with a light north wind. Clouds will begin to increase in the evening as low pressure develops along the front to our southwest.
THURSDAY – The day will start out with partly sunny skies, but a broad southwesterly flow and the northward movement of the frontal system back into the region will allow scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop in the afternoon and evening hours. Any thunderstorms that do form could contain torrential downpours. High temperatures will reach the lower 80’s with a noticable increase in humidity and a south wind at 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY – The upper low will move north of the region into the Great Lakes and keep a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast, especially north and west of Albany. Otherwise, skies will remain partly sunny with high temperatures reaching the low to mid 80’s.
OUTLOOK – An upper level ridge over the Atlantic will build westward into the region during the holiday weekend with gradually drier and warmer conditions moving in. Most of the weekend should be dry with partly sunny skies, but there is a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm on Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures in the low to mid 80’s. As of right now, our Memorial Day looks sunny and hot, with temperatures pushing into the upper 80’s and possibly even making a run at 90, which would be the warmest it has been this season so far…stay tuned!
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