The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Rob Lindenmuth and Kevin Appleby.

Thursday’s weather was another step in the right direction as we finally begin to emerge from the mostly cloudy, somewhat unsettled weather pattern that has controlled the Capital Region’s weather during the work week. We saw more in the way of sunshine, with just a few brief showers north of Albany with a drier breeze out of the north providing the region with more sunshine than in previous days.

We know folks have been keeping those windows open the past few nights. But with clear skies expected this time around, temperatures should drop into the 30s and low 40s by morning! Might be a good night to keep them closed this time around!

Sunglasses are recommended for all tomorrow! Northerly flow will dry us out, but also keep things a bit cooler than previous days.

Nevertheless, with lots of sunshine expected, it should still feel relatively warm. High temperatures will be in the 50s and lower 60s, ultimately a degree or two below average.

We’ve been watching a storm system out to our west for quite some time now which could impact Saturday plans. Model trends continue to keep the steadiest and heaviest of the rains to our south.

High temperatures will mostly remain in the 50s this weekend with plenty of clouds Saturday. The majority of rain shower activity Saturday afternoon and evening will remain south of I-90. Sunday will be a bit brighter, but a decent breeze will keep temperatures on the chillier side.

An upper level feature will linger to our south early next week, keeping us in a cloudy pattern again. The good news is that rain chances will be limited, with the best chance coming on Tuesday.

Brighter conditions are in store for the end of next week, and temperatures will creep up above average for a little bit.