All eyes continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Isaac. Isaac made landfall over the Louisiana coast yesterday, and continues to batter the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf coast this morning. The remnants of Isaac may pay a visit to the Capital Region, but not until well in the future.
The weather is quite a bit more tranquil over the immediate Capital Region, in stark contrast to conditions being experienced by those in the path of Isaac. Strong high pressure, over northern lower Michigan, will build southeastward into our region today, funneling in a northerly to northwesterly flow of cooler and drier air.
A string of several dry, sunny days, and clear, relatively cool nights look to be in store for the region straight through the upcoming holiday weekend. A moderation in temperatures looks to occur as we close out the work week as well.
The only potential fly in the ointment, so to speak, will be a fast moving cold front that is forecast to pass through the region late on Friday night. This front will be weakened considerably as it bumps up against the northern periphery of the strong ridge of high pressure mentioned in the proceeding paragraphs. At this point in time, it looks as if an increase in clouds and a shift in the winds will be all the front should be capable of producing. High pressure returns to the region for the close of the Holiday weekend.
Below is the forecast for the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY area and vicinity…
Today: Mostly sunny. High 75-80. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear, calm, and cool. Low near 50.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 80. Southwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low 55-60. Light and variable winds.
Friday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and very warm. High in the mid 80’s. Southwesterly winds 10-20 MPH.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 85 and low near 65.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 55.
Labor Day: Mostly sunny. High near 80 and low near 60.
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