Very warm and a bit more humid as mid-summer heat continues to persist in early September

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

After some patchy fog and low clouds early, a strong area of high pressure aloft will continue to control the sensible weather over the region today with an increasingly hot and humid air mass as temperatures rise into the upper 80’s to around 90 degrees with moderate levels of humidity and light winds. No precipitation is expected today as the upper level ridge provides subsidence over the northeast with no lifting mechanism and a strong cap in place.

A weakening backdoor cold front will press into the region from the north into Thursday with a few isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms possible in the warm and humid air mass of the afternoon. As the front pushes south through the region into Thursday night, an area of high pressure will build back in with noticeably cooler and less humid conditions to begin the upcoming holiday weekend, but hot weather looks to quickly return into early next week as the high slides offshore and another upper level ridge builds over the northeast.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• This Morning: Some patchy fog early, otherwise mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 64° to 68°
Winds: Calm.

• This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, very warm, and humid.
Temperatures: 87° to 91°
Winds: West 5 mph.

• Tonight: Partly cloudy.
Temperatures: 64° to 68°
Winds: West 5 mph.

• Thursday: Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Temperatures: 85° to 89°
Winds: North 5-10 mph.

• Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and becoming less humid.
Temperatures: 60° to 64°
Winds: North 5-10 mph.

A look ahead…

• Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny.
Temperatures: 79° to 83°
Winds: North 5 mph.

• Saturday: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 83° to 87°
Winds: South 5-10 mph.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny and very warm.
Temperatures: 87° to 91°
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph.

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