The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Kevin Appleby and Rob Lindenmuth.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through 1 AM for parts of the Capital Region, including Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Albany Counties. Scattered wind gusts up to 70 MPH are possible within these storms. Additionally, we cannot rule out an isolated tornado. A tornado watch remains in effect farther west.
A potent storm system is slowly meandering along the eastern Great Lakes and will give us several more chances for rain and thunderstorms Monday evening into Tuesday. While areas to the southwest of the Capital Region, including Pennsylvania, the Virginias, and Maryland have seen more widespread severe weather and several tornado watches Monday afternoon, the thicker low level cloud cover we saw is what will limit the severe chances here in the Capital Region.
This is not to say we are out of the woods; there is a lot of wind shear in the environment. Despite the fact that storms will move in close to or after sunset here in the Capital Region, the wind shear alone may be enough to produce a severe storm or two Monday night.
It won’t be raining the entire night, but models are hinting at two waves of showers and thunderstorms. Widespread rains should clear the area by dawn Tuesday.
This is all in association with a slow-moving warm front. This front will move through the region in what will be a mild evening.
Tomorrow will feature generally drier conditions; however, with the associated cold front from Monday’s rain and storms swinging through, it could spark a round of isolated showers and storms, mainly east of the Hudson River.
The SPC has issued a Level 1 marginal risk for severe storms in southern New England. High temperatures will be higher for Tuesday compared to Monday.
High pressure will build in behind this system Tuesday night into Wednesday. This will bring drier, but somewhat breezy conditions here in the Capital Region.
Temperatures will be seasonable for Wednesday and Thursday. There is another opportunity for a shower or thunderstorm later Thursday.
Looking ahead to the upcoming weekend, it doesn’t look as nice as the one we just had! Shower and storm chances are there for both days at this moment. Stick with the News10 Storm Tracker Team for the latest updates!
Allergy conditions look to worsen by Wednesday after a brief reprieve to start the week.