The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Rob Lindenmuth, and Kevin Appleby.
It is hard to come up with any complaints about the weather we experienced Tuesday here in the Capital Region – plenty of sunshine, low humidity, a light breeze, and temperatures predominantly in the mid to upper 70s.
Mainly clear skies will persist through the overnight hours. This will allow temperatures to drop quite a bit, with lots of 40s and lower 50s. Some patchy fog is possible closer to dawn Wednesday.
As the headline suggests, Wednesday will be another winner – the lone caveat being a slight uptick in cloud coverage later in the day. Humidity levels will once again be low with a light breeze.
Temperatures will be nearly identical to what we saw Tuesday, reaching the mid to upper 70s for most. Clouds will continue to increase Wednesday.
Unless you are a big-time heat and humidity lover, we in the Capital Region are fortunate to be seeing the current upper-air pattern that we have. This pattern, consisting of a strong ridge of high pressure in the center of our country, is responsible for heat alerts in twenty-three states!
Changes from the current status quo are in the making for Thursday. Cloudier skies, scattered PM showers, and cooler temperatures will arrive. High temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 70s as a low pressure system impacts our region.
Some of this rain will linger into Friday, a day that will stay relatively cloudy. Temperatures will rebound into the mid to upper 70s for Friday and Saturday, with Saturday also featuring shower chances.
The start of next week will be reminiscent of the conditions we’re seeing right now – brighter, seasonable temperatures, and low humidity. Temperatures and humidity will begin to creep up a bit towards the end of next week.
The tranquil weather is keeping allergens on the high side, including ragweed. Rain later Thursday into Friday will provide some overall relief on that front.