Cool and unsettled as low pressure brings periods of rain with a thunderstorm possible late

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

An area of low pressure will bring periods of rain to the region mainly this morning as moisture transport increases with the approach of a warm front. East to southeast winds will also become quite strong and gusty into this afternoon, especially in the higher terrain, as rain tapers off to a few lingering showers and drizzle as a dry slot approaches. A front will then approach from the west this evening and bring more rain showers and possibly a thunderstorm into tonight.

A brief break will occur later Tuesday in the wake of the frontal passage, but a large and slow-moving upper level low over the Great Lakes will bring cooler and unsettled weather into much of the upcoming week as a series of disturbances rotate around the upper trough. Temperatures will trend toward below average readings for mid-to-late April with scattered showers developing each day in the afternoon hours as instability develops under the cool upper low. Conditions will begin to dry out by late week, but it will remain unseasonably cool.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

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• This Morning: Cloudy with light rain likely.
Temperatures: 43° to 47°
Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

• This Afternoon: Cloudy, becoming breezy, and cool with a chance of rain showers and drizzle.
Temperatures: 52° to 56°
Winds: Southeast 15-20 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.

• Tonight: Cloudy with rain showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight.
Temperatures: 45° to 49°
Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

• Tuesday: Cloudy with rain showers likely in the morning, then intervals of clouds and sun developing in the afternoon.
Temperatures: 61° to 65°
Winds: West 10-15 mph.

• Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy.
Temperatures: 37° to 41°
Winds: West 5 mph.

A look ahead…

• Wednesday: Partial sunshine with a chance of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Temperatures: 58° to 62°
Winds: South 5-10 mph.

• Thursday: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cool.
Temperatures: 50° to 54°
Winds: West 10-15 mph.

• Friday: Breezy and cool with intervals of clouds and sun.
Temperatures: 48° to 52°
Winds: Northwest 10-15 mph.

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