A stationary frontal boundary will remain parked just south of the region through mid-week, keeping it rather cool and unsettled in the weather department. A cold front will move through on Wednesday afternoon with some scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm, before drier and cool weather returns to end the workweek. Another storm will approach by the weekend.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – The region will remain socked in the clouds and showers for much of the day as a stationary front remains parked near the region. High temperatures will remain rather cool in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s with a light north wind.
WEDNESDAY – Low pressure will move out of the Ohio Valley in the morning hours and pass west of the region throughout the day. There are still questions as to how far north the warm front moves, if at all. While it originally looked like the front would move north, the forecast is now calling for the cooler air to remain wedged into the region with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50’s, possibly into the lower 60’s. Enough instability may develop ahead of the cold front during the afternoon and evening hours for a round of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be on the strong side.
THURSDAY – Cold advection will be taking place across the region behind the frontal boundary with some morning clouds eventually leading to partly sunny skies by afternoon with breezy conditions, as winds could gust as high as 40 mph. High temperatures will only reach the low to mid 50’s, so it will feel rather brisk with the wind.
OUTLOOK – High pressure will slide into the region on Thursday night and crest over the area during the day on Friday. Skies will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the mid 50’s. As the high slides offshore on Friday night, a return southerly flow will develop and allow temperatures to return to seasonable levels into the weekend. A warm front on Saturday will be the leading edge of this slightly milder air and will be accompanied by scattered rain showers. Weak high pressure will move in Saturday night into early Easter morning with cool and dry conditions, but yet another frontal system will approach late in the day on Easter Sunday with another chance of rain showers and temperatures remaining near seasonable levels. This front looks to remain parked over the region into the beginning of next week, keeping things rather unsettled.
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