Saturday, 20 April 2013

Widely scattered morning showers yield to mix of sun, clouds, and chilly winds

Widely scattered morning showers yield to mix of sun, clouds, and chilly winds, The cold front responsible for some turbulent weather over the region Friday evening was over the eastern New England coast on Saturday morning, and will continue to push eastward and away from our region today. A few remnant showers, associated with a weak upper level disturbance, were all that remained early this morning. Most of this activity was, and should stay confined to, areas north and west of the Capital Region.

As the afternoon nears, clouds should mix with sunshine, and a brisk and chilly westerly breeze should pick up. Winds may gust to near 40 MPH at times this afternoon, especially over portions of the Greater Capital District and Eastern Mohawk Valley, where funneling of the west wind down the valley should help in augmenting the speeds a bit.

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High pressure will build in toward evening, with clearing skies, diminishing winds, and chilly conditions expected overnight tonight. Fair weather is forecast starting on Sunday, and lasting through the early portions of the coming work week. Temperatures should start the week slightly below normal, but begin a moderating trend toward more seasonable values as the week progresses.

..Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...

Today: A slight chance of a shower this morning, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds and becoming windy. High 50-55. West winds increasing to 15-25 MPH with some higher gusts to near 40 MPH possible at times. Chance of rain this morning is 30 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Low in the in the upper 20’s. West winds 5-15 MPH early, becoming light overnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 55. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low near 30. Light and variable winds.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 60. Variable winds 5-10 MPH.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 60 and low near 40.

Wednesday: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of rain. High near 60 and low near 40.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers in the morning, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds. High near 60 and low near 40.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 40.

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