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Cooler and refreshing air mass arrives in wake of cold front as high pressure builds in

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Today’s Weather Synopsis…

As the cold front continues to exit to our south and east this morning, clouds will give way to increasing amounts of sun into the late morning and afternoon as high pressure builds into the region from the Great Lakes. Temperatures will be much cooler than Wednesday with considerably lower and dropping humidity levels as well.

High pressure will continue to provide our region with pleasant, cooler, and less humid conditions into Friday and the beginning of the upcoming weekend, but will quickly become more unsettled into early next week. A warm front will approach later Saturday with an increase in clouds and a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm late, but chances will increase considerably Sunday and Monday as a series of low pressure systems and associated frontal boundaries move through.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Some morning clouds, then a mix of sun and clouds developing and becoming less humid in the afternoon. Not as warm.
High 79°F
Winds North between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly clear and cool.
Low 55°F
Winds Northwest around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 62° / 83°

• Friday:
Sunshine mixing with some clouds in the afternoon.
High 81°F
Winds Northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Friday Night:
Mostly clear.
Low 58°F
Winds West around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

A look ahead…

• Saturday:
Abundant sunshine giving way to increasing afternoon clouds with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
High 82°F
Chance of rain 20 percent.

• Sunday:
Considerable clouds and becoming more humid with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
High 81°F
Chance of rain 60 percent.

• Monday:
Intervals of clouds and some sun with showers and thunderstorms likely.
High 80°F
Chance of rain 60 percent.

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Upstate NY Weather recommends that you heed all watches, warnings, and advisories from the National Weather Service as weather conditions can become life threatening with little or no advanced notice.


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