Dry and rather warm as high pressure quickly builds across the region

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

A ridge of high pressure will briefly build across the region today with dry and warm conditions, before quickly sliding offshore tonight into Saturday ahead of an approaching cold front. Warm and humid conditions will return on Saturday as a return southerly flow develops, with chances of showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon and evening as the front tracks south through the region. Some of the storms could become strong with gusty winds and marginally severe hail possible depending on the amount of instability that can develop, along with some heavy downpours. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of our region in a marginal risk for severe weather, which is a 5% chance within 25 miles of a point.

The front will slowly slip south of the region on Saturday night but slow down as a wave develops along it bringing some much needed rain. Much cooler air will settle in for Sunday with a few lingering morning showers as the front stalls to the south of the region. Some improving conditions may attempt to work into northern areas by late in the day. A period of dry and seasonable weather will then arrive for much of the upcoming week as high pressure will be in control.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

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• This Morning: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 60° to 64°
Winds: Calm.

• This Afternoon: Partial sunshine and very warm.
Temperatures: 83° to 87°
Winds: South 5-10 mph.

• Tonight: Partly cloudy.
Temperatures: 63° to 67°
Winds: South 5-10 mph.

• Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and very warm with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some of the storms may become strong with gusty winds and hail.
Temperatures: 83° to 87°
Winds: South 10-15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.

• Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
Temperatures: 59° to 63°
Winds: South 10-15 mph.

A look ahead…

• Sunday: Cloudy and much cooler with showers likely in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon.
Temperatures: 61° to 65°
Winds: North 10-15 mph.

• Monday: Intervals of clouds and sun.
Temperatures: 67° to 71°
Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

• Tuesday: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 68° to 72°
Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

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