The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from meteorologists Rob Lindenmuth and Kevin Appleby:
I sure hope you made the absolute most of this stretch of summer-like weather across the Capital Region! Thursday saw one last warm day, with big changes on the horizon beginning tomorrow.
To say our weather pattern is changing here in the Capital Region is a bit of an understatement. Breezy conditions will persist overnight, and clouds will continue to thicken ahead of a cold front approaching from the west.
Clouds will keep it mild overnight, with some of us staying in the 60s for lows. Patchy drizzle is possible by the morning.
Friday is by no means a washout, but there will be some drizzle and a few scattered showers. The best opportunity for rain will be later in the day with the cold front drawing closer.
Rain will become more widespread overnight into Saturday. The best chance for widespread heavy rain in the Capital Region will be Saturday afternoon.
It’s for these reasons that the Weather Prediction Center has issued the Capital Region in a Level 2/4 slight risk for excessive rainfall. Rainfall amounts over the next few days could exceed 2 inches in spots, especially off to the northwest.
High temperatures on Saturday will peak in the upper 50s and lower 60s early, gradually falling throughout the afternoon behind the cold front.
Sunday is much drier than Saturday, but we expect a few showers to pop with gusty winds out of the northwest. High temperatures won’t get out of the 50s.
Monday and Tuesday look generally dry, but we can’t rule out a shower or two each day with an upper-level low continuing to spin in Southern Canada.
Near to below-average temperatures linger throughout the extended forecast, which also features lots of clouds and frequent opportunities for rain.