A weakening cold front will pass through the region during the daytime hours today, followed by a large and sprawling area of high pressure for the beginning of the work week. A potent and intense coastal low pressure system, over the Carolina Coast early this morning will be relegated east-northeast and out to sea, and does not appear to be a threat to the Capital Region, other than potentially sending some mid and high level cloud cover our way today before the frontal system mentioned above passes through.
High pressure builds into the region on Monday and lasts through the midweek period, along with a warming temperature trend. This will particularly hold true on Wednesday and Thursday as the high moves off the Atlantic Coast and southwesterly flow increases across the region bringing temperatures of about 10 to 15 degrees above seasonal norms.
A cold front puts an end to the early taste of spring by Friday. However, by next weekend, high pressure reasserts control of the weather once again. In general through the entire period, temperatures look to average above normal (save today and Monday when they will average near to slightly below normal). Precipitation amounts look to remain below normal through the entire period, thanks to the large high pressure expected to be in control of the weather.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area and vicinity…
Today: Sunshine mixing with clouds. High near 40. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear and chilly. Low 15-20. West winds 5-15 MPH.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy, and chilly. High near 30. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH.
Monday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low in the lower teens. Light northwest wind.
Tuesday: Sunshine mixing with clouds. High near 35. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and mild. High near 50 and low near 25.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and mild. High near 55 and low near 35.
Friday: Partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers. High near 50 and low near 35.