Decaying low pressure was over the lower Great Lakes this morning and should continue to weaken as it pushes into southeastern Canada this morning. In the meantime, a ridge of high pressure, both at the surface and aloft, will build into the region, from the northeast, this afternoon. In essence, after a few morning showers and areas of drizzle, cloud cover will slowly begin to dissipate later this morning as the high pressure area works to dry out the atmosphere.
After a chilly night tonight, temperatures rebound nicely tomorrow, with the strong early May sunshine, to be in the 70’s. In fact, 70+ degree weather is forecast during the daylight hours for the next several days with mostly sunny skies as the high pressure takes residence over our region through the early portions of next week. Mostly sunny skies during the day and mostly clear to partly cloudy skies at night look to be in store. Temperatures will average near to slightly above average through the entire forecast period.
…Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity…
Today: Morning clouds and spotty showers and drizzle will give way to decreasing clouds and increasing amounts of sunshine by afternoon. High near 70. Light southerly to southeasterly winds. Chance of rain this morning is 20 percent.
Tonight: Mostly clear and calm. Low near 40.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and mild. High in the 70-75. Light southerly winds.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and calm. Low 40-45.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and mild. High in the mid 70’s. Light and variable winds.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 40.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 45.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 50.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 75 and low near 50.
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