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Dry and sunny weather returns, but still breezy at times with red flag warning in effect

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Synopsis…

Drier weather and moderating temperatures will return today as high pressure attempts to build into the region, but it will remain breezy with a stiff pressure gradient still in place. A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service to highlight the increased fire threat this afternoon from gusty winds and low relative humidity values. Winds will finally start to relax into tonight with another chilly night expected as temperatures drop below freezing.

Temperatures will moderate on Friday, but clouds will be on the increase as an upper level system and associated front approaches with a chance of rain showers Friday night, lingering into the beginning of the weekend as an upper level low remains nearby. High pressure will then build back into the region for Sunday and Monday.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• Today:
Plenty of sunshine and breezy.
High 59°F
Winds Northwest between 15 and 20 mph, gusting up to 35 mph.
Chance of rain 0 percent.

• Tonight:
Mostly clear and cold.
Low 31°F
Winds Northwest between 5 and 10 mph, becoming light.
Chance of precipitation 0 percent.

Albany, NY Normal Low/High: 40° / 62°

• Friday:
Sunshine giving way to increasing clouds. Milder.
High 65°F
Winds South around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Friday Night:
Cloudy with occasional rain showers and drizzle likely.
Low 43°F
Winds South between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.

A look ahead…

• Saturday:
Mostly cloudy with a few scattered rain showers possible, then becoming breezy in the afternoon.
High 61°F
Chance of rain 50 percent.

• Sunday:
Sun and clouds. Breezy.
High 58°F
Chance of rain 10 percent.

• Monday:
Periods of clouds and sunshine.
High 60°F
Chance of rain 0 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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