The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologist Kevin Appleby:
The weather Saturday was right on with what was expected rainfall-wise across the Capital Region: rain showers began in southern areas this morning, slowly expanding northward as the day progressed as these rain bands encountered much drier air being funneled in thanks to high pressure from the north. This has helped produce a sharp rainfall total gradient locally.
Rain showers will continue their northward push tonight, but will lose their intensity in the process. I think most of us also see a period of dry time/drizzle after midnight into the morning hours Sunday.
Temperatures won’t drop too much from their highs, with similar low temperatures expected Sunday morning compared to Saturday morning.
Sunday will be a very similar day to Saturday with a weakening Tropical Storm Ophelia getting a little bit closer to us.
I think a lot of us are dry, or just a bit drizzly, in the morning once again, with the exception being well south of Albany. Rain will gradually lift to the north, weakening from a steady rain to lighter rain and drizzle in the process.
Another cool day is expected with most of the Capital Region struggling to reach the 60s.
We will shake Ophelia by Monday, but some of its clouds will continue to cover southern areas. Increasing sunshine is expected to the north. Temperatures will be higher, with some of us reaching the 70s.
Get used to a strong area of high pressure being north of the Capital Region. After initially bringing cooler conditions Tuesday, temperatures will increase gradually through the remainder of the week.
Based on the latest information coming into the Weather Center, confidence is increasing that we see an elongated stretch of lots of sunshine, chilly mornings, and above-average temperatures.