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FXUS61 KALY 071043

National Weather Service Albany NY
643 AM EDT Wed Jun 7 2023

An upper level low near northern New England will
continue to bring unsettled weather today into Friday with
intermittent showers.  Temperatures will run cooler than normal
prior to the weekend. High pressure will build in with a warming
trend on Saturday.


As of 643 am EDT...A cut-off low will continue to be situated
over Northern New England and Maine today. Spokes of short-wave
energy rotating around the low will bring isolated to scattered
showers during the day. The coverage of the showers will tend to
be more from the Capital Region and the Berkshires north and
east. The mid Hudson Valley and NW CT may miss out on the

Some patchy fog and haze from the Quebec fires will start the
day. Expecting clouds to mix with sunshine. More sunny intervals
will likely be from Albany south and east. It will be cool with
highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s over the higher terrain and
upper 60s to lower to mid 70s in the valleys.


Tonight...the showers will decrease with the loss of the diurnal
heating. Some scatted showers may linger the longest over the
Mohawk Valley and southern Dacks. Lows will be on the cool side
with 40s, though a few upper 30s are possible over the eastern

Thursday the cutoff retrogrades slightly further westward over
northern VT/NH and possibly northern NY. CSTAR warm season
research has documented patterns of cut-off lows with the
associated sensible weather. It looks like some isolated
thunderstorms may pop-up again similar to TUE. However, the
instability and heating looks less. Pea-size to M&M size hail
may be possible with low amounts of instability and weak shear
combined with steep mid level lapse rates. Highs will run below
normal with mid and upper 60s in the valleys, and 50s to lower
60s over the hills and mtns.

Thursday night into Friday...More of the same with a monotonous
pattern with the cut-off starting to wobble eastward. The
cyclonic vorticity advection ramps up with spokes of energy
wrapping around the low and tapping into the chilly air aloft.
Isolated to scattered showers will increase towards day break
and may become numerous in the afternoon with isolated
thunderstorms. Coverage may be tricky on Fri based on some of
the guidance. The thunderstorm threat was kept in from the
Capital Region south and west. Lows will be in the upper 30s to
upper 40s. Highs on Friday will still run 5-10 degrees below
normal with upper 50s to upper 60s.


The long-term forecast period continues to feature unsettled
weather. We start off the period Friday evening with a closed mid-
upper low slowly shifting/departing to our east. Shortwaves/impulses
riding long the western periphery of this low will help to trigger
some diurnal showers on Saturday and Sunday. Not looking like a
total washout as there should be plenty of dry hours over the area
both days.

Early to mid week, global forecast models and ensembles are
advertising a storm system tracking into the area from the central
U.S. that could bring the area it`s next chance for a more
widespread rainfall. There are some signs that this storm system
could become occluded, slow over the area, and/or maybe even become
closed off which will give way to day-to-day chances for showers
Monday through Wednesday. Given the uncertainty in the evolution and
timing of everything, have just chance PoPs in the Monday through
Wednesday timeframe.

Temperature anomalies are expected to continue below normal through
the period thanks to the mid-upper trough that will be in place.
High temperatures will mainly be in the low to mid 70s with a few
upper 70s along the river valleys during this long-term period.
Overnight lows will mainly be in the 40s and 50s.


Through 12z Thursday....Conditions are currently MVFR-IFR at the TAF
sites with visibilities between 1-4 statute miles due to mist.

Lingering mist/fog should begin to gradually dissipate this morning.
Skies will remain hazy due to the smoke aloft from the Canadian
wildfires. During the day today (especially during the
afternoon/evening hours) there is the potential for showers to
develop over at least parts of the area. Right now the greatest
confidence for showers is along and north of I-90 (so
KALB/KPSF/KGFL). Any showers could create MVFR cigs/vsbys.
Otherwise, expect for VFR conditions to prevail during the day today.

Tonight, there could some MVFR-LIFR low stratus/mist that develops
over the TAF sites with lingering low level moisture around.

Winds overnight will remain light and variable to calm winds will
develop out of the north-northwest between 5-15 kts with gusts as
high as 20-25 kts. Winds will become or trend towards light and
variable this evening into tonight.


Wednesday Night: Moderate Operational Impact. Chance of SHRA.
Thursday: Moderate Operational Impact. Likely SHRA.
Thursday Night: Low Operational Impact. NO SIG WX.
Friday: High Operational Impact. Likely SHRA.
Friday Night: Low Operational Impact. NO SIG WX.
Saturday: Moderate Operational Impact. Chance of SHRA.
Saturday Night: No Operational Impact. NO SIG WX.
Sunday: Moderate Operational Impact. Chance of SHRA.




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