High pressure will slide off the northeast coast this morning and allow a warmer and more humid flow of air into the region. A cold front will then approach from the west this afternoon and move through later tonight, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could become severe, especially north and west of Albany, with isolated damaging wind gusts and small hail. As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has placed western, central, and northern New York in a “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms today. A much stronger cold front will then push through late on Wednesday into Thursday, ushering in a much cooler and drier air mass behind it for the end of the workweek and into the weekend.
Here is the complete forecast for Albany and the Capital Region of upstate New York:
TODAY – Morning fog will quickly burn off and give way to increasing sunshine with a mix of sun and clouds developing this afternoon. A few showers and thunderstorms will develop well north and west of Albany, with isolated damaging winds and small hail possible. Warm and humid with a high in the lower 80’s. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low near 60. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny and cooler with a high in the mid 70’s. Light west wind.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT – Partly cloudy with a chance of showers toward morning. Low in the lower 50’s. Calm wind.
THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy with rain likely in the morning, ending by afternoon. High in the mid 60’s with falling temperatures through the afternoon. Northwest wind developing between 10 and 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT – A chance of showers in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy and much cooler. Low in the lower 40’s.
FRIDAY – Mostly sunny with a high in the lower 60’s. Low in the lower 40’s.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny with a high in the mid 60’s. Low in the mid 40’s.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny with a high in the upper 60’s. Low in the lower 50’s.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny with a high near 70. Low in the mid 50’s.
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