Fair weather will persist through the early portions of the work week across the Capital Region. High pressure over southern Indiana this morning will continue to push east through the day today, keeping our region in a westerly to northwesterly wind flow. As was noted yesterday, the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere are pretty chilly, and thus some afternoon clouds will likely form due to surface heating from the sun. Precipitation is not anticipated.
Clear, calm, and cool conditions will be in store for the overnight period tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 40’s region wide, with 30’s likely in the higher terrain and outlying areas. Frost and freeze conditions are again possible in these areas.
High pressure slides off the Atlantic coast tomorrow, and the Capital Region comes under the influence of a more southerly component to the low level winds, thus bringing an upward trend to temperatures. A slow moving cold front approaches the region for the midweek period, bringing the threat of rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms late Tuesday night and Wednesday, before clearing to the east Thursday.
Dry weather returns on Friday before another fast moving system approaches to start the weekend.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY area and vicinity…
Today: Mostly sunny. High 60-65. West winds 5-15 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear, calm, and cool. Low near 40. Light southerly winds.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and mild. High near 70. South winds 10-15 MPH.
Tuesday Night: Increasing clouds and breezy with showers and possibly some thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low 50-55. Southwest winds 10-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 70-75. Southwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 70 percent.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 50.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 45.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High near 65 and low near 45.
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