The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Rob Lindenmuth and Kevin Appleby.
Friday was another winner here in the Capital Region. We’ve seen clouds increase ahead of what is now Tropical Storm Ophelia, but not before high temperatures reached the upper 60s and lower 70s.
The aforementioned clouds will continue to thicken overnight, but we will remain dry. These clouds will keep temperatures a bit higher than what we’ve seen over the past few nights.
Tropical Storm Ophelia will lift to the north into Saturday, but it will encounter the high pressure that’s made weather conditions so pleasant here over the past few days.
Recent guidance indicates the high pressure may do a better job keeping the steadiest and heaviest rainfall south of the Capital Region throughout the weekend.
That said, we do expect a notable difference in rainfall in the News10 viewing area. Those to the south should expect a soaking rain, with two waves of moisture swinging through – one Saturday and another more broken batch of showers on Sunday.
For most of us, it will be a cool, cloudy Saturday featuring some rain showers. Up to the north, however, it will be a bit drier, and we could sneak in a few peeks of sunshine. Temperatures will be a bit higher the farther north you go. Similar temperatures are expected Sunday as what’s left of Ophelia exits to the east.
So, not the best weekend. As you can see below, we expect a very sharp cutoff within our region in terms of rainfall totals.
We can’t rule out a shower for Monday, but a very robust area of high pressure will park itself north of us, drying us out for the remainder of the upcoming work week.
A couple more clouds, and perhaps some rain showers, may creep back into the picture by the tail end of next weekend.