The latest forecast update from Meteorologists Rob Lindenmuth, Matt Mackie, and Kevin Appleby

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms overspread parts of the Capital Region Friday afternoon. These storms produced gusty winds, heavy rain, lots of lightning, and even some larger hail.

This was in association with a surface cold front passing through our region Friday evening. This front will knock back our temperatures to near 60 degrees tonight. More significantly, there will be noticeably less humidity by Saturday.

High pressure will dominate our weather pattern for the upcoming weekend. This will generally result in partly to mostly sunny skies.

Some patchy fog is possible in the mornings. Daytime high temperatures for most will reach the 80s this weekend, with Sunday being a degree or two higher than Saturday.

All eyes will then turn towards an upper-level disturbance which will swing through the Capital Region early next week. This will result in thunderstorm chances by Monday, with a better chance for a little more widespread storminess on Tuesday.

The humidity will increase briefly for Monday and Tuesday, but will fall once again after the upper-level low passes by our area. Drier conditions look to round out the 7-day forecast.

Allergy sufferers could be entering a tough stretch beginning this weekend, lingering into early next week.