Latest Forecast Update from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo and Kevin Appleby:
FINALLY!! The remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Ophelia will depart the Capital Region tonight, but not before we saw additional rainfall confined primarily south of I-90 into Monday afternoon.
When we take a look at rainfall totals from the weekend, we can see a dramatic difference from south to north! The gradient resembled more of a snowstorm compared to a tropical system.
Skies will clear tonight, and winds will be very light. Temperatures will be close to average, with patchy fog expected by the morning.
High pressure will build in from the north. We expect a few more clouds to linger south of Albany, but the theme of the day will be increasing sunshine.
High temperatures will be a few degrees below average, bringing a true fall-like feel throughout the Capital Region. We have some chilly mornings ahead!!
The going theme for the rest of the week will be a gradual increase in temperatures. Bring the sunglasses Wednesday and Thursday!
Sure, a few more clouds will be around the region Friday with a system swinging by to our south. The high pressure in control will keep us from seeing any rain, however.
By the weekend, the high pressure will reassert itself over our region, and temperatures will increase through the 70s to around 80 degrees.
This dry, warm pattern is expected to carryover into the beginning of October. After all the rain we’ve seen over the summer locally, this will be a well-deserved break!