The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Matt Mackie, & Kevin Appleby.
Thursday afternoon saw isolated downpours and thunderstorms impact parts of the Capital Region, along with the return of some humidity. This included a severe-warned storm near Clifton Park, which produced some hail. For those that remained on the drier side, they saw temperatures rise to near 80 degrees with hazy skies.
Rain and thunder will become more common during the evening, particularly father north. Evening showers and storms should diminish after midnight. Skies will be mostly cloudy as temperatures plateau in the 60s for most.
The humidity will remain on the higher side for Friday, and there could be isolated downpours once again throughout the morning hours. The better chance for more widespread showers and storms will arrive for the afternoon as a cold front approaches from our northwest.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost all of the Capital Region in a slight (Level 2/5) risk for severe storms. On a severe front, the main concerns appear to be isolated to scattered damaging wind gusts and some hail within these storms. Additionally, frequent lightning and localized flash flooding are all possible.
The storminess of Friday will usher in much calmer, more comfortable weather just in time for the weekend. Temperatures will be seasonable with more sun than clouds along with lower humidity.
Looking ahead to next week, the News10 Storm Tracker Team is keeping an eye on a system set to sweep through on Monday, bringing the opportunity for more thunderstorms.
For allergy sufferers, the rain and storms on Friday will bring a brief break, but pollen levels look to rise once again this weekend.