The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Rob Lindenmuth and Kevin Appleby:

For some of the Capital Region, it was a rather wet Monday afternoon as several rounds of showers and even some heavier downpours impacted the region, mainly around and north of Albany.

A few more showers will move in from the southwest Monday evening, which could impact some of areas that managed to avoid the steadier rains this afternoon.

More moisture will be thrown our way for Tuesday, but the rain won’t be nearly as widespread as what we saw Monday. The best chance for rain will occur closer to dinnertime, with a focus on western areas.

Overall, we expect some sunny breaks, allowing temperatures to rise higher than what we observed Monday. It remain muggy. Clouds and rain chances will increase overnight.

As a cold front approaches Wednesday, we expect a steady rain to develop for the morning commute. It would be wise to have the umbrella handy!

The cold front will move through, and it will turn drier and brighter by Wednesday afternoon. High temperatures will be cooler than Tuesday, with most reaching the 70s.

This system will help steer what will be Hurricane Idalia away from us. The strength of Idalia will be enough to create a pattern change here in the Capital Region.

With Idalia eventually set to go out to sea after striking the southeast, confidence is increasing in a warmup heading into the upcoming Holiday weekend. A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the northeast, bringing heat and humidity back, the likes of which we didn’t see at all in August in the Capital Region!

Furthermore, the hot and humid pattern is expected to linger well into next week.