Latest Forecast Update From Meteorologists Jess Briganti and Rob Lindenmuth:
Happy Friday! The good news is that we are starting out fairly dry this morning, however, rain will become likely as we head through the afternoon as our next wave of moisture looks to move into the northeast. Temperatures will top out close to average though with most of us experiencing highs into the upper 50’s and low 60’s.
There is once again a warm front to our south that will come very close to us this afternoon, an area of low pressure through the Great Lakes will remain to our west but will allow for an increase in moisture, and thus an increased risk for showers to develop through the afternoon today. Then we will see a break in the rain through late afternoon…
By noon time showers look to be confined mainly north and west of Albany, however, everyone will be fair game to see a few showers thanks to the pattern we are in.
We will then see a little bit of a break through late afternoon and early evening as we will be in the “warm sector” so temperatures should reach the low 60’s during this time period. That is until the cold front tries to push through this evening.
We could see very heavy downpours and even the threat for a few rumbles of thunder as we go through the early evening and overnight hours tonight. Looking south, there is an area of low pressure now over western Tennessee, thankfully, that looks to be deflected to our south by high pressure coming in out of the upper great lakes, this will lead to a mostly dry day for Saturday and we may even see a few breaks of sunshine as well!
Thanks to the drier air Saturday and the chance for a few breaks of sunshine our temperatures will be much warmer, climbing back to near average into the mid to upper 60’s!
But after a dry day on Saturday, the second half of the weekend is not looking too great, our next round of moisture will be moving in and it looks again that we could see several hours of rain with embedded downpours and even a few rumbles of thunder.
We keep the threat for showers into next week as we continue in this very unsettled pattern, however, it looks like we should see temperatures bounce back to near or above average levels as early as Monday!
Have a great day!
Rob & Jess