Latest Forecast Update from Meteorologists Kevin Appleby and Steve Caporizzo:
A few stubborn showers, with imbedded brief downpours, impacted some of our region north of I-90. Otherwise, Wednesday was marked by another day featuring seasonably low temperatures and low humidity.
High pressure will continue eastward, weakening as it pulls away from our area. With partly cloudy skies overnight, temperatures are not expected to fall as much as they have over the past few evening.
While not rivaling the end of last week, humidity levels will rise heading into Thursday. An approaching storm system will increase shower and thunderstorm chances by Thursday afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will continue to inch up for Thursday before taking a bit of a setback for Friday. Overnight lows will plateau in the 60s Thursday night.
Storms will increase in coverage for Friday as more moisture is pulled into our region from the Midwest. Localized flash flooding is the main concern with the heavier rains within storms, but isolated damaging wind gusts and hail are possible with these Friday storms.
The good news? Behind this storm system is a pair of perfect weather days once again! Temperatures will be in the lower 80s this weekend, with the humidity staying away from the Capital Region.
Temperatures will begin to rise a little bit above average by the end of next week.
For allergy sufferers, the rain and thunderstorms on Friday may provide temporary relief from pollen, but it looks like a tough stretch is in store heading into the weekend.