Saturday Discussion : Stormy Afternoon Likely

Winds will shift out of the SW overnight, and push more humid air into the Hudson Valley.  This will set up a warm and sticky Saturday afternoon, with highs projected into the mid 80s, and high humidity with dew points in the upper 60s to near 70°.  A cold front will approach from the NW Saturday afternoon, and should touch off pop up strong to severe thunderstorms around the Hudson Valley.
– 1pm to 7pm – Pop up storms possible
– 3pm to 6pm – Period of highest risk
– Heavy downpours & frequent lightning
– Damaging wind gusts (5% to 15% chance)
– Hail (less than 5% chance)
Anyone with outdoor activities on Saturday, will want to plan for rain delays, possibly more than once, as these storms are likely to form randomly and unpredictably.  We’ll do our best to share updates and warnings as they arise on Saturday afternoon.  Sunday looks like a return to sunshine, low humidity and breezy conditions.

Thursday Discussion : Fine Summer Day

A beautiful summer day underway around the Hudson Valley. For the next 2 days… we’ll see lots of sunshine and blue sky… along with highs in the mid 80s. Our flow out of the NW will help keep humidity levels in check.
Our next shot at rain arrives on Saturday, with the threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. Anyone with plans on Saturday, will need to account for the threat of rain delays.
Have a great Afternoon!

Monday Discussion : Start to Summer

An excellent start to the work week, with lots of sun and blue sky… filtered through fair weather clouds. Highs this afternoon right around 80°. Humidity levels will be higher than yesterday, but still decent for late June.

A storm system approaches overnight, with scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible well after midnight. The system likely arrives just in time for the morning commute, and scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely from roughly 6am through 12pm. So our Tuesday starts out soggy and unsettled.

The sun may make an appearance late Tuesday afternoon, but with it will come increased humidity levels, and highs in the mid 80s. It’s going to feel a lot like summer this week around the Hudson Valley… for the first full week of the summer.

Saturday Discussion : 5 Star Weekend Weather

An absolutely fantastic Saturday around the Hudson Valley.  Sunshine and blue skies are mixing with puffy white clouds around the region.  A steady NW breeze is gusting over 20mph at times, making for a comfortable afternoon.  Highs are projected into the mid and upper 70s around the region.  Dew points will be in the low to mid 50s, providing a comfortable, low humidity.  Anyone with outdoor plans will be very happy with Mother Nature today.
The same goes for Sunday, where we see a very similar day… just less wind, less clouds, and more blue skies.  Humidity levels on Sunday look just as comfortable, with highs again in the mid to upper 70s.
Enjoy your weekend, Hudson Valley!

Thursday Discussion : Spotty Strong Storms

The afternoon will be mainly cloudy, unsettled and humid. As mentioned earlier, there is a threat for severe weather this afternoon and evening, as a cold front pushes into this warm and humid air mass.

Timing: 3pm to 9pm (highest risk 4pm to 7pm)
Threat: Damaging wind gusts (5% – 15% chance)

These storms will be localized and sporadic in nature, as you can see on the futurecast radar from 2pm to 10pm on Thursday. One town could see storms, and the next town could see nothing. So everyone will need to be on alert this afternoon and evening. In addition to the slight risk of severe weather, heavy downpours, small hail and lightning could be possible.

The threat diminishes by mid evening… and the chance for scattered showers will be with us through sunrise on Friday.  But we should quickly see conditions dry out Friday, with a strong NW wind gusting over 25mph at times.  Setting the stage, for a very nice weekend.

Wednesday Discussion : Another Gray Day

What you see, is likely what you get on this third Wednesday of June. Cloudy, damp and muggy conditions are with us to start the day… and those conditions will likely be with us al the way through the day. Morning temps in the 60s, should rise into the low and mid 70s this afternoon. The threat of spotty showers will be with us through the afternoon as well, and even a rumble or two of thunder can’t be ruled out. So make sure you plan for the potential of a brief shower here and there.
Thursday will also be warm and humid, with the same mainly cloudy skies. The difference tomorrow, will be that an approaching front from the west could touch off some spotty strong to severe thunderstorms between 3pm and 8pm it seems. We’ll keep an eye on that potential, but it does not currently look to be a wide spread issue. The low clouds and spotty drizzle could help to keep the atmosphere from getting too unstable. But again, something for us to monitor as we head into Thursday.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday Discussion : Super Soaker on Tap

We mentioned how unsettled and unpredictable this pattern will be, and Tuesday is going to be a nice example of that. A batch of soaking rain his the Hudson Valley within its sights, and is moving into the region as of mid morning. You can see the 9am radar loop indicating that an abundance of moisture is located off to our west, and pushing this way.
Expect periods of rain to increase as the morning progresses. The rain could come down heavy at times, through mid afternoon. The showers should begin to taper off toward the evening commute, so hopefully some improving conditions for the PM drive home. Rainfall amounts over 1 inch are possible in some areas. Temps today should hold in the 60s for the most part, and the air will be quite humid. So make sure you’ve got your rain gear ready!

Monday Discussion : Unsettled Pattern Ahead

Our soggy Father’s Day will be the start of an extended pattern of unsettled weather across the Hudson Valley this week.

A weak Bermuda upper level high pressure, and a weak upper level low pressure in SE Canada, will combine to funnel unsettled weather into the Ohio Valley and the northeast over the next few days.  Here’s the futurecast radar every 6 hours for Monday through Friday, and you’ll see that repeated areas of rain showers develop and push eastward.

Futurecast Radar : Monday Morning through Friday Afternoon

So for the next 5 days, the devil will be in the details.  The timing of rain threats, and the chances for peeks of sunshine, will be difficult to pinpoint in the coming days.  We’ll have a chance for rain showers… even a thundershower… just about every day through this week.  Our first decent chance for rain showers comes Monday night, especially after midnight… into Tuesday morning.  But expect many tweaks and modifications to the forecast details over the next few days.  As we try to navigate our way through an unsettled and humid pattern.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday Discussion: Soggy Father’s Day

We suppose it’s only fair that Father’s Day is damp, because Mother’s Day was a washout as well.  So unfortunately, we’ve got scattered showers and areas of drizzle continuing for the afternoon on this Father’s Day. 

You can see on the 3pm Radar, that the showers are rather light and focused north of I-84.  Temps are generally holding in the upper 60s to the low 70s… but a very humid feel has settled into the region.  

As for the rest of the afternoon and evening, expect these conditions to continue… hopefully seeing the showers become few and far between.  A peek or two of sunshine can’t be ruled out before sunset, but in general, mainly cloudy, damp conditions will be the weather story.  We hope this weather doesn’t prevent all our dads from having an AMAZING Father’s Day with family and friends.

Happy Father’s Day!