Tuesday Discussion : Warm, But Unsettled

A warm front has parked itself over New York state to start off the month of October.  That has brought warmth to the region, with afternoon temperatures into the low and even mid 70s across the lower half of the Hudson Valley.  Even into the Catskills, temps are in the mid and upper 60s… not bad at all for the beginning of October.

But unfortunately, with the front draped over the northeast, clouds and scattered showers are also over the northeast.  While most of the activity has been off to our north on Monday, it looks like some of the showers and drizzle may drift further south… into the Hudson Valley… on Tuesday.

Futurecast Radar: 6am Tuesday – 6am Wednesday

The simulated radar suggests that clouds and patchy areas of drizzle will hold across much of the Hudson Valley.  As we get further and further into the day on Tuesday, and approach sunset… we could see some heavier rain showers moving across the valley.  In short… expect lots of clouds, and patchy areas of light drizzle… even a shower or two, for your Tuesday.  It sounds like another gray, damp day.

On a side note… we have begun labelling images of the recent rainfalls across the valley.  We’ll take a look at how much rain fell in the last 30 days, 60 days, and even 90 days (since July 1st).   We hope to have the graphics up at some time on Wednesday.

Monday Discussion : Unsettled Pattern Starts the Week

After a fairly nice fall weekend, the work week will become a bit unsettled… as a warm front lingers over the region…

You can see on the Monday weather map, that cooler temperatures over the northern HV and Catskills are indicative of a warm front stalled over the Hudson Valley.  A southerly flow over the southern half of the valley will push temperatures up into the low and mid 70s… despite considerable cloud cover on Monday.  As you move into the Catskills… and points north… we see highs only pushing into the 60s, as a result of thicker clouds and patchy drizzle.

So an unsettled Monday is expected across the Hudson Valley, with Mainly cloudy skies… with hopefully a few breaks of sunshine.  Highs in the lower half of the valley in the low 70s… low to mid 60s in the Catskills and upper HV.  A few spotty showers and areas of drizzle are increasingly possible as you move further north.  The chance of spotty showers and drizzle will increase overnight Monday and into Tuesday… as the front pushes further south.

Have a great start to your week!