Happy Weekend! Cloudy and 70 degrees in City of Albany. There is a south-southeast breeze at 9 mph. The dew point is 64 degrees. The skies will clear tomorrow around noontime.

I am off to the Adirondacks. Looks like I won’t hit any rain until I’ll well up there, but I think I will stop and buy firewood, so I’m not messing around finding wood, especially if it starts to pour shortly after I get there. The woods are going to be wet, and while I don’t like spending money on wood, I think I’d rather have dry firewood and a nice campfire, then a dark wet night. But tomorrow should be much nicer.

The sun will set at 8:31 pm with dusk around 9:04 pm, which is 37 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for light rain and conditions and 67 degrees. The dew point will be 64 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 7 mph.

It’s the Waning Gibbous Moon. The Last Quarter Moon is on Sunday night with scattered t-storms then partly cloudy skies. The Strugeon Moon is on Monday, August 7th. The sun will rise at 5:30 am with the first light at 4:57 am, which is 50 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours of darkness, an increase of one minute and 28 seconds over last night.

Tonight will be scattered showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 64 degrees at 3am. One degree above normal. Maximum dew point of 64 at 6pm. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, we had cloudy skies. It got down to 69 degrees. The record low of 44 occurred back in 1950.

Saturday will have a chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Looking ahead to Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Maximum dew point of 65 at 7pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 83 degrees.

In four weeks on August 11 the sun will be setting at 8:01 pm, which is 29 minutes and 44 seconds earlier then today. In 2016 on that day, we had shallow fog, patches of fog, mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 91 and 72 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 81 and 61 degrees. The record high of 98 degrees was set back in 1944.

Looking ahead, September 1st is in 7 weeks, Autumn Begins is in 10 weeks and Average High is 40 is in 4 months.