Spring has been in the Hudson Valley for about 10 days… but only on the calendar. The weather has refused to follow suit… holding about 2 to 4 degrees below average. As we turn the calendar into the month of April, we don’t expect any changes in the pattern. In fact, we’re watching a chance for a snowy April Fool’s Day joke, that many people won’t find funny.
Looking at the weekend, Saturday looks quite nice to be honest.
We’ll see a good deal of sunshine on Saturday, and temperatures near where we’d expect them to be for this time of year. It won’t be a beautiful day by most standards… but it will likely feel pretty good to get sunshine and seasonable temperatures across the region. Anyone with outdoor plans, will be rather happy with what the weather will offer.
Looking to Saturday night into Sunday… a weak frontal boundary will move into the region. That will bring clouds into the area once again, along with the threat of a few spot rain showers. The spotty showers will taper off on Sunday morning, and leave us with a chilly breeze for much of Sunday, under a mix of clouds and sunshine.
Not a terrible early spring weekend… with Saturday looking better than Sunday. But as we look toward Sunday night into Monday, we’ll see that winter won’t go quietly into the night.
Wave of Spring Wet Snow Possible…
A weak wave of low pressure will move through the Ohio Valley Sunday night and reach the east coast by Monday morning. Depending on the exact track of the low pressure… we could have a WHITE start to the work week.
We’ve been watching this system for a few days, and the bulk of the snow was focused south of the Hudson Valley. But as is often the case, these systems begin to trend further north as the event gets closer… and now we are seeing a scenario where at least part of the Hudson Valley sees wet snow for the Monday morning commute.
Looking above at the futurecast radar for 8am Monday morning, a band of snow is possible anywhere from Washington DC, up through the Hudson Valley. This latest scenario has the snow focused in the southern half of the Hudson Valley, mostly from I-84 on south. This is quite a sizable shift north in the projected track in recent days… so we’ll have to see if this trend continues, or if the potential track shifts further south once again.
Our concern, is that the track could trend a bit further north than what we’re seeing here. The current projection would generate a slushy coating to an inch or two across the region from I-84 on south. But if the storm tracks another 25 to 50 miles north… it would pull a swath of 2 to 4 inches of wet snow into the Hudson Valley, just in time for the Monday morning commute. So we need to keep focused on this event.
As you know, we’ll be watching it closely… and share any updates with you as they develop. But for sure… winter just won’t go down without a fight. And suffice it to say, this won’t be the last time we are talking about snow threats… as the first HALF of April continues to look cold and unsettled.