Latest Storm Tracker Forecast by Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Tim Drawbridge, and Matt Mackie….
A Flood WATCH is in effect for the Capital District points north and west – including the Catskills and Vermont…. until 8pm Friday…. 1″ to 2″ of rain – up to 3″ in spots….
A Wind ADVISORY is in effect for the ENTIRE viewing area…. until 8pm Friday…. for gusts to 50 mph….
A High Wind WARNING is in effect for the Capital District points north and west…. 5am to 6pm Friday…. for gusts to 60-65 mph….
A dynamic system – rain and wind maker…. means a BIG change in temp from today into tomorrow / Friday….
Short-term, the data continues to show that we’ll be dealing with a high shear – low / no CAPE environment…. and, the Storm Prediction Center EXPANDED their Slight Risk for Severe Weather….
As not only will heavy downpours be a concern but so will damaging winds….
The heaviest burst of rain will be between 10pm and Midnight….
as the rain diminishes overnight and a lake-effect flow evolves across the Tughill into the Western Adirondacks by morning….
This is also the time-frame when we see perhaps our highest non-severe / non-t-storm winds….
Things gradually wind down later Friday – Friday night…. as we’ll see a cool / chilly pattern over the next 7 days….