A warm front will move northeast of the region this morning and allow a humid air mass to be in place as a cold front and associated upper level disturbance approach by this afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms will develop and some may contain gusty winds and torrential downpours and the Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the region in a “Slight Risk” for severe thunderstorms. High pressure will then move back in for the weekend with dry and pleasant weather before another cold front approaches by Monday.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – Mostly cloudy this morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing by early this afternoon. Some of the storms could contain gusty winds and torrential downpours. Some flooding of urban and poor drainage areas is certainly possible. High in the lower 80’s with a south wind at 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT – Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then gradually clearing toward morning with patchy fog developing. Low in the upper 60’s with a west wind at 10 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY – Some patchy morning fog, then becoming sunny with a high in the mid 80’s and breezy with a northwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
SUNDAY – Sunny with a high in the mid 80’s and a light west wind.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Warm with a high in the upper 80’s.
TUESDAY – Sunny with a high in the mid 80’s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the mid 80’s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny with a high in the mid 80’s.
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