God evening! Rain and 49 degrees in the City of Albany. There is a southeast breeze at 10 mph. The skies will clear tomorrow around 11 pm.

Traffic is all backed up downtown. My bus was ten minutes late. I wanted to blame Donald Trump protesters but apparently it’s a pegan celebration at City Hall with the lighting of Christmas Tree. At least it isn’t super cold outside. Inside the bus shelter wasn’t too bad and the bus time was correct.

I heard Mussolini made the trains run on time. Maybe our next president can make the buses run on time. Lately my bus has been pretty much on schedule but I guess the driver can’t control for traffic. Maybe the president can find funding for the Mid Crosstown Arterial and that will ease traffic downtown. Or ban Christmas parties at City Hall during rush hour. I’m sure that’s the president’s top priority. Voters care about traffic.

Tonight will rain, mainly before 4am. Low of 43 degrees at 6am. 16 degrees above normal. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. In 2015, it got down to 24 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of -5 occurred back in 1875.

Right now, the weekend forecast is sliding down hill. Saturday, mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 40.Typical average high for the weekend is 41 degrees. So much for that amazing weekend weather. I knew it couldn’t last. I may have to rethink going up to the Adirondacks.

In four weeks on December 28 the sun will be setting at 4:29 pm, which is 7 minutes later then tonight. In 2015 on that day, we had fog, rain, snow and temperatures between 36 and 22 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 32 and 17 degrees. The record high of 61 degrees was set back in 1982.