The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Kevin Appleby and Rob Lindenmuth:
Well Sunday was just splendid, wasn’t it? High temperatures were near or slightly above average, and the humidity remained low under mainly sunny skies.
All good things must come to an end, unfortunately. Clouds will increase overnight, keeping temperatures higher compared to last night. Rain showers, with some thunder, will arrive late in the overnight towards dawn Monday.
Monday is not a washout by any means; There will generally be a long break between rain from the latter portions of the morning into the late afternoon, although a stray shower or thunderstorm could swing through in-between more organized rainfall. We could even sneak in a few peeks of sunshine, however Monday’s theme will be mainly cloudy skies. This will keep high temperatures down.
A more widespread severe threat is expected south and west of the Capital Region. While we are in a level 1/5 marginal risk for severe storms tomorrow, our area won’t enter the warm sector before the sun goes down.
Some stronger wind gusts are possible during the overnight period into Tuesday, but our main concern will once again be heavier rains and localized flash flooding.
Widespread rain will clear the area by Tuesday morning; some thunderstorms are expected to fire up once again, with a better opportunity coming east of the Hudson River. These storms will be isolated to scattered in what will ultimately be a drier, somewhat warmer day Tuesday compared to what we’ll see Monday.
High pressure will build briefly for Wednesday, but it will turn a tad on the breezy side by then. Temperatures will rebound closer to average. Looking farther down the line, we will remain unsettled to close out the week. We don’t expect next weekend to be as nice as this one was!