Sunday Discussion : Fine Fall Afternoon

The sun continues to battle its way through the clouds on this final day of September.

Clouds are mixing with sunshine this afternoon.  Temperatures around the region are in the mid to upper 60s… climbing toward 70° for an afternoon high.  Hopefully everyone is enjoying their Sunday afternoon… as the weather should cooperate with whatever your plans may be.

Friday Discussion : Steady Improvements

After another rainy night across the Hudson Valley, we’ll watch the rain showers quickly end on Friday morning.  Once the showers exit to our east, we’ll see gradual improvements in the weather across the region.  Highs on Friday will climb up toward 70° once more, so anyone with outdoor plans will be happy.

These dry and tranquil conditions appear likely to continue straight through the weekend, with some warmth returning for next week (mid 70s).  TGIF and have a great day!

Thursday Discussion : Tranquil Weather Returns & Partial Rain Recap

After a soaked Tuesday… and a stormy Wednesday evening… the Hudson Valley looks to turn tranquil on Thursday.

Clouds should mix with sunshine as the day progresses, with slightly cooler temperatures.  The average high for today is 71° which is right about where we will end up for an afternoon high on Thursday.  So finally, a chance to dry out… and this trend will continue as we head into the weekend.

And boy oh boy did it rain.  These are just the rainfall totals from Tuesday, and you’ll see that a widespread 1 to 2 inches fell across the region…

But just notice how much rain fell in the lower Hudson Valley.  We saw flash flood warnings issued late on Tuesday, due to rainfall totals near 4 inches in some places.  Central Connecticut even saw some places with roughly 6 inches of rain!  So when you add this rain to the rain from Wednesday evening… and the rains over the last 60 days… we could surely use the chance to dry out.

Enjoy some nicer weather for your Thursday!

Wednesday Discussion : Warmth Returns for a Day

Tuesday was a complete and total washout, in which 1 to 3 inches of rain fell on average… with some areas seeing upwards of 4 inches in the Lower Hudson Valley.  Once the final data is out, we’ll try to share some graphics displaying just how much rain fell across the region.

As we look to Wednesday, we’ll see a strong SW flow, that will push temperatures well into the 70s, possibly even into the low 80s in a few spots… even despite the mainly cloudy skies.

But with the warmth, will come the threat for scattered late day showers and thunderstorms.

As a cold front approaches late on Wednesday, a line of showers and thunderstorms will develop… and push toward the Hudson Valley.  This line of showers and storms will weaken as it approaches our region, but it is projected to arrive between 6pm and 9pm.  So if you have plans in this time frame, you will want to take this into account.

Tuesday Discussion : The Super Soaker 2018

11am Radar Update

You’ll have to forgive the joke from our childhood… The Super Soaker 5000 was a really cool water gun once upon a time.  The rain continues to come down across the Hudson Valley. You can see that the rain extends well off to our SW, back into central PA. So the rain won’t be tapering off any time soon. Periods of rain will continue into the afternoon hours… so make sure you have the rain gear handy.

Monday Discussion : More Rain on the Way

With some fall air in place, we’ll start the work week off with a fairly nice day.  Sunshine will mix with clouds, as high pressure over the northeast holds off an approaching storm system for one more day.  Highs on Monday should climb into the upper 60s.

But clouds will increase and thicken toward sunset, and rain showers will increase and become steady overnight Monday into Tuesday.

Futurecast Radar: 8pm Mon – 8pm Tue

You can see a large batch of moisture associated with a warm front pushes into the Hudson Valley around midnight.  What starts as showers, becomes a soaking rain… into the early afternoon on Tuesday.  It appears it could end as some downpours with thunder, before tapering off before sunset on Tuesday.  Then we’ll watch as the cold front associated with this system will rotate through the northeast on Wednesday, possibly bringing another round of rain and thunder late on Wednesday.

By the time everything tapers of late on Wednesday, upwards of 1 to 2 inches of rain appears possible…

Widespread 1 to 3 inches of rain appear possible between Monday night and Wednesday night.  Adding to the copious amounts of rainfall the Hudson Valley has seen over the past few months.  We’ll have to keep tabs on the threat for flash flooding, but this surely has the signals of trouble… that could lead to some flash flooding reports.

We’ll continue to track this as we get closer… but enjoy a decent start to the week, because a good deal of rain is on the way for Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Sunday Discussion : First Full Day of Fall

The battle between clouds and sunshine continue for our first full day of autumn. The further north you go, the more sunshine you’ll encounter. That’s because there’s a band of showers running from west to east, just south of NYC. We don’t anticipate any rain into the Hudson Valley, but the clouds associated with the area of unsettled weather will push into the lower half of the HV.

For the afternoon, expect a mix of clouds and sunshine. More clouds as you go south, more sun as you go further north. Highs will climb into the mid and upper 60s across the region… which is a degree or two below average for this point in the season. Under partly to mostly clear skies tonight, low temperatures will fall into the upper 40s for much of the region, which is right on target for this time of year, believe it or not.

Monday will start out quiet enough, but we’re tracking a low pressure system moving our way for Monday night and Tuesday. That will likely touch off a good deal of rain across the Hudson Valley… where upwards of 1 inch are possible. We’ll continue to break apart the details as we get closer, and we’ll share them with you tonight.

For now… have a great Sunday, and enjoy our first day of fall!

Saturday Discussion : Fall Finally Arrives

It’s been a warm and stormy end to August and first half of September.  But all that changes for the weekend across the Hudson Valley.  Fall begins at 9:54pm on Saturday, and that’s fitting as we see a cold front pushing through the region by sunrise on Saturday… and that will shift winds around to the NW.  That northerly Canadian flow will mean cooler air than what we’ve seen recently.  Highs in the upper 60s are likely… under a mix of clouds and sunshine.

The weak NE flow will give us the coolest night in a while, with low temperatures dropping into the low 50s… and possibly even upper 40s in the northern hills.  Sunday should see another partly cloudy day, with winds shifting out of the south.  Temps on Sunday, once again in the mid to upper 60s.

We’re tracking a storm system approaching the region late on Monday… and that should bring more soaking rain to the region for Monday night into Tuesday.  But for now… enjoy what should be a beautiful start to fall!

Thursday Discussion : Persistent Clouds and Drizzle

Once again the Hudson Valley is wedged between high pressure to our northeast, and low pressure to our SE.  That’s going to keep our flow out of the east/southeast, and leave us with rather unsettled conditions.  Low clouds, fog and drizzle will be the story of our Thursday, as the systems off to our east keep our air mass relatively stagnant.  Temps on Thursday should climb into the low and mid 70s… but where the areas of drizzle persist, it will likely hold temps in the 60s.

Conditions are likely to persist into Friday as well… so don’t expect major improvements on Friday.  Hopefully by Saturday and Sunday we can get winds to shift around, and replace this unsettled air mass with some cooler and drier air.

Have a great Thursday!

Tropical Tuesday: Remnants of Florence

A tropical Tuesday across the Hudson Valley as the remnants of Florence continue to push through our area.  The rains have been stretched out along a frontal boundary, so you can see there is a long fetch of rain pushing well west into central PA.  This band of showers and downpours will gradually push east-southeast today, but it’s likely to generate an extended period of light, to at times heavy, rainfall today.  That could mean some locations see another half inch to an inch of rain… with some localized spots possibly seeing up to 2 more inches of rain.

High temps today will reach in the mid to upper 70s… with a very tropical, humid feel to the air.  Guidance suggests that the rain tapers from NW to SE during the afternoon hours, so conditions should improve and begin to dry out for the evening commute.  But you’re definitely going to want the rain gear for your Tuesday.  Stay dry, Hudson Valley!