Power restored for most in region

Stormy weather will dominate much of the week's forecast.

Electricity has been restored to most of the 6,000 customers who lost power Sunday evening after fierce thunderstorms producing high winds tore through the Capital Region.

About 90 customers in Clifton Park and 23 in Albany County remained without power this morning, but National Grid officials expect power to be restored to all customers by noon.

National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Villani said the thunderstorms on Sunday caused widespread damage in southern Saratoga County, especially in Mechanicville and Ballston Spa, where trees and wires were down and large hail was reported.

The pattern of high humidity and scattered thunderstorms is expected to continue the next couple days, but storms are not expected to be as violent as they were on Sunday.

“It’s not an unusual pattern for July,” said Villani. “It’s very typical of summertime. It’s a very humid air mass which can produce scattered thunderstorms every day.”

Today will be partly sunny with isolated showers this morning and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will only be in the upper 70s, but it will still be muggy.

More storms are possible this evening under partly cloudy conditions, but skies will clear overnight as lows drop to near 60.

Tuesday will start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. It will be humid again, with highs in the low 80s.

Storms are also in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures each day right around 80.

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