The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from meteorologist Kevin Appleby:
After some unwelcomed late morning/early afternoon downpours across the Capital Region, the skies really opened up. It was a phenomenal finish to the weekend, a day which features the last 8 PM sunset until May 6th.
We will begin tonight mostly clear, but some clouds will roll in overnight. Some guidance hints at a stray light rain shower, nothing like what we saw earlier Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler than last night in the 50s and lower 60s, with some valley fog possible as the winds relax.
Monday will start off with more sun than clouds, but two approaching storm systems will lead to an increase in cloud cover later in the day. However, temperatures will still rise into the 70s to around 80 Monday afternoon in what will turn out to be a fine August afternoon.
A batch of showers will move in Monday night. It won’t be raining the entire night, but steadier rain and rumbles are set to arrive closer to dawn Tuesday.
Tuesday is far from a washout, and in fact is a split decision across the Capital Region. Farther north, clouds are expected to linger for most of the day. Areas south of Albany have a better opportunity to see partial sunshine and higher temperatures, but that comes with an increased chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
High pressure will settle in for Wednesday and Thursday. I can’t rule out a stray shower or two for the higher elevations Wednesday, but it should be a generally drier day with temperatures rebounding into the 70s and low 80s.
Rain chances return late Thursday and for Friday, but it could set the stage for a pretty nice weekend, depending on storm timing.