The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologist Kevin Appleby:
After a cloudy start, sunshine broke out across the Capital Region as we enjoyed low humidity and seasonably cool temperatures. Most showers and downpours remained east of the Capital Region, the exception being one slow-mover up near the Adirondacks.
Scattered clouds will linger for the overnight period. Temperatures will drop into the 50s for most, with some upper 40s in the highest terrain.
Monday will start off on the sunnier side, but clouds and eventually scattered rain showers will move into our region from the southwest. By no means will it turn into a washout, but a rain jacket or umbrella may be handy, especially around dinnertime.
Temperatures will be within a degree or two of what we saw Sunday, with most reaching the 70s. Humidity will be a up a tick for Monday, but not to the levels of what we saw Saturday in the Capital Region.
Tuesday will be on the cloudier side, with a few chances for rain showers. Once again, though there will be showers at times, it will once again not be a washout for us as high temperatures reach the 70s once more.
An approaching cold front will give us an opportunity for showers early Wednesday, a day expected to be slightly cooler than the days leading up to it. High pressure building behind the front will begin to dominate our weather pattern for the latter half of the work week.
Tropical Activity continues to occur, with formerly Tropical Depression Ten strengthening into a Tropical Storm and earning the name “Idalia”. As it travels over the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico, it will potentially strengthen into a Category 2 Hurricane.
Wednesday’s cold front will actually help to steer this system away from our region and out to sea. The high pressure behind it will bring lots of sunshine and a warming trend entering the Holiday Weekend, with a shower or two possible on Sunday.