A large retrograding upper level low pressure system off the New England coast will be kept away from the Capital Region by a ridge of high pressure that will settle in through mid-week. A period of tranquil and dry weather with seasonable temperatures will last through Thursday.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – A ridge of high pressure across eastern New York will keep partly sunny skies in the forecast to start our workweek with high temperatures in the upper 60’s. A large area of low pressure off the New England coast may spread some clouds into eastern parts of the region, but it should remain dry.
TUESDAY – Another mostly sunny day is in store as high pressure remains in control. Expect high temperatures once again to reach the upper 60’s to lower 70’s with a bit of a breeze with a north wind at 10 to 15 mph. Areas well east of the Capital Region will see more clouds than sun due to the proximity of the coastal low pressure system.
WEDNESDAY – With increasing subsidence from the area of high pressure over the region, high temperatures will eventually respond positively and warm into the lower 70’s with mostly sunny skies dominating the region. A light north wind at 5 to 10 mph will make it feel rather comfortable outside.
OUTLOOK – It will get even warmer on Thursday with temperatures pushing into the mid to upper 70’s and another mostly sunny day is in store, but the ridge will begin to weaken as a trough begins to develop to our west. By Friday, another upper level low pressure system and associated warm front will approach the region with a chance of showers. Temperatures will remain mild with a high near 70 degrees despite the increase in clouds and moisture. There are still some differences in the computer forecast models on the evolution of this low into the weekend. Some are giving a rather progressive solution with high pressure building back into the region, while another model keeps it rather wet and unsettled with some significant rainfall…stay tuned!
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