The seemingly endless parade of fast moving low pressure systems continues across the northern tier of the continental United States. Yet another of these systems will impact the Capital Region and vicinity today. A shot of even colder air will be in the works for the region behind this system. After some morning clouds and sprinkles (rain and/or snow showers being confined to areas closer to the Canadian border), skies should begin to brighten for the afternoon. In addition, much like the last few systems, a brisk northwesterly breeze should pick up during the afternoon, adding to the chill.
Speaking of chill, another crisp autumn morning looks to be in store for the region Tuesday morning, as skies clear this evening, winds slacken, and temperatures fall quickly overnight to lows in the 20’s region wide. Areas to the north and west of the Capital Region, and in higher elevations may flirt with the teens by Tuesday morning.
High pressure builds in during the day on Tuesday, and lasts through Wednesday, providing the region with less cloud cover than that experienced the past few days. Temperatures look to remain below normal through this period though. The high pressure area moves to the east of the region by Halloween, allowing for a gradual warm up as a stronger system approaches the region from the Midwest and upper Great Lakes.
Warmer temperatures are forecast to close out the work week, along with a chance for some showers on Halloween, as the warm front associated with the system mentioned above passes through the region, followed by the cold front during the day on Friday. It looks to be quite breezy during the day on Friday, in advance of the system. In addition, temperatures may very well spike into the 60’s across the area before the cold front cools things down by Friday night.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Morning clouds and sprinkles giving way to increasing amounts of sunshine by afternoon. Becoming breezy. High near 50. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH early, shifting northwest during the afternoon and increasing to 10-20 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Low 25-30. Light northwest winds.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and chilly. High 45-50. Northerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low near 30. Light and variable winds.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 50. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Halloween: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers. High near 55 and low near 45.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and mild with a 50 percent chance of showers. High near 65 and low near 45.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High near 55 and low near 35.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High near 50 and low near 35.
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