As we close out the month of July, we’ve seen a tale of 2 months. The first half of the month featured heat and humidity… with very little rainfall for most locations. That resulted in many inquiries about drought conditions, and even worries that wells may begin to dry up. Over the last week to 10 days, the pattern has flipped 180°, and especially in the last week… any concerns of a drought have been washed away.
A week straight of very unsettled weather, and multiple rounds of rain and downpours… provided the Hudson Valley with a widespread 3 to 6 inches of rain. Then we finally dried out over the weekend, and had about 48 hours of dry and comfortable weather.
That begins to change once again on Tuesday, as we’ll see a SE flow usher in clouds and unsettled conditions. Tuesday looks mainly dry, until after dark, where we’ll begin to see the threat for scattered showers and drizzle. That threat will extend for several days, and likely carry us straight into the weekend. That means multiple days of warm and muggy conditions, thanks to high dew points around 70°. The humidity and instability will lead to unpredictable chances for rain showers and even a few thunderstorms. So making long range plans will be quite difficult, as the exact timing of rain showers will be uncertain beyond 12 to 18 hours. The best we’ll be able to do for now, is say that scattered showers are possible on any given day.
So you can see, another several days of unsettled weather, and numerous chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms… and possibly another 1 to 3 inches of rain, over 4 to 5 days.
So for anyone with plans through Saturday, you’ll want to watch the details of the forecast closely, because the details will likely change as we go. Have a great Tuesday!