Friday Discussion : Strong Winds Return

A humid and unsettled Thursday will transition into a windy and cooler Friday afternoon.

A wind advisory is in effect for the entire Hudson Valley on Friday, as strong NW winds wrap in behind our departing storm system.  NW winds at 10 to 20mph will gust over 35mph at times… possibly as high as 50mph in the higher hill towns.  Afternoon temps on Friday should hit the low 60s early, before falling during the late afternoon.  An isolated shower can’t be ruled out wrapping in from the lakes as well.

The winds will be with us into Friday night and will be with us into Saturday… but after dark on Friday the winds will gradually ease up.  So while Saturday will be blustery, it won’t be as windy as Friday.  Then temps will climb into the low 60s on Saturday, and likely near 70° on Sunday.

A very blustery Friday in store for the region, make sure you plan appropriately.  Have a great day!

Thursday Discussion : Dodging Showers

After a summer preview on Wednesday, we’ll see the effects of the frontal boundary lingering over our region.  The result will be a rather unsettled day.

Clouds will move in before sunrise on Thursday, and the Hudson Valley will be near the frontal boundary all day.  Scattered rain showers will push into the region early, and will be scattered about the region throughout.  The best chance for showers will be areas further north, closer to the frontal boundary… but the entire region will see the shower threat last through the day.  Temperatures will climb into the 60s early… and possibly push near 70° during the afternoon under the mainly cloudy skies.

Futurecast Radar : 6am to 6pm Thursday

Here you can see that the daytime hours will not be a washout… especially for the lower half of the Hudson Valley.  There will be plenty of breaks in the shower activity, however the threat for showers will likely be with us throughout the day.  The further north you go, into the Catskills and northern HV, that’s where the threat for showers will be highest.  As we near the evening hours, more numerous showers will likely push into the Hudson Valley.

Futurecast Radar : 6pm Thu – 6am Fri

As we go through  Thursday night, you can see the rain showers move into the Hudson Valley, and a damp and unsettled Thursday night is likely.  As we get into the morning hours on Friday, we’ll see the winds increase out of the northwest, and a windy Friday is unfortunately on the horizon.  A wind advisory is possible, as gusts over 30mph are indeed possible Friday afternoon.  We’ll have more on that tonight, but make sure you plan for a windy end to the week.

Have a great Thursday.

Wednesday Discussion : Summer Preview

For at least one day, we’ll have a taste of summer across the Hudson Valley.

Partly to mostly sunny skies are likely on Wednesday.  Our winds will be out of the southwest, ushering in a much warmer airmass to the Hudson Valley.  We saw the warmth start moving in on Tuesday… but on Wednesday the heat will settle in, and highs across the valley are likely to be between 80° and 85°.  The average high for the date is in the mid 60s… making Wednesday potentially 15 to 20 degrees above average in some places.  A gorgeous spring day that will feel like summer to many.  The humidity should be low on Wednesday, making it feel even better across the region.

We’ll be watching an approaching frontal boundary from the north, which could reach the northern HV by late afternoon and early evening.  Guidance is split on whether we’ll see a few scattered showers or rumbles of thunder toward evening.  For now, we’re thinking it’s not too likely, but we’ll have to keep an eye on the possibility.

Futurecast Radar : 4pm to midnight

Timing would likely be between 6pm and 9pm if it happens, and the chances are best the further north of I-84 you go.

Hopefully you can get out there and enjoy the day.  If you’re looking for more details on the next few days.  Check out our main page,

Have a great day!

Tuesday Afternoon Discussion : Warming Up

After a cloudy start, we’re seeing increasing breaks of sun around the region on this Tuesday.

Behind the weak warm front, we’re seeing winds shift out of the southwest, which will bring milder air into the region. Temps climbing through the 50s and into the 60s, and possibly even near 70° for an afternoon high. Tonight temps will fall into the upper 40s and low 50s, before we see temps soar under a SW flow on Wednesday. Wednesday we’ll have partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures rising into the upper 70s and low 80s. As the afternoon progresses, a frontal system will drop south from Canada, and that could touch off some showers and thunderstorms between 4pm and 8pm Wednesday afternoon. We’ll have an update on that potential tonight… but an early summer preview heading our way for our Wednesday.  Enjoy your afternoon.

Monday Discussion : Breezy & Cool Start

A bright sunny day to start the week… just a bit breezy and cool for late April.

Mostly sunny skies on Monday will be accompanied by a persistent NW wind through most of the day.  Temperatures will be in the 50s for the afternoon hours, possibly reaching 60° in a few places.  Winds will die down Monday night and temperatures might tumble once again into the 30s.  As we approach the end of April, some people have begun the planting season.  With temps Monday night falling into the 30s, we’ll need to monitor the cloudiness that we expect to roll in.  A warm front will move into the region late Monday night, and with it some cloudiness.  That cloudiness may keep temperatures up a few degrees, which could come in handy… considering guidance was suggesting temps would fall into the mid 30s.  Thanks to the increasing cloudiness associated with the front, we may be spared a threat at frost… but we’ll keep an eye on it.  Should we become more concerned about frost, we will share updates.

The warm front will push through early on Tuesday, and in its wake, the winds will shift out of the southwest.  This will usher in some warmer air to the region.  After a cool start on Tuesday morning, we’ll likely see mid to upper 60s on Tuesday afternoon.  By Wednesday afternoon, the warmth will really have made its way into the region, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80°.

So while we’ll have a cool and breezy start to the week, some much warmer conditions are expected by mid week.  We hope your week gets off to a great start!

Sunday Discussion : Unsettled AM, Improving PM

The storm system affecting the Hudson Valley on Sunday is weaker and further offshore than originally expected.  The result is a Sunday that looks not quite as unsettled.

Morning scattered light rain showers will get us off to a damp start on Sunday.  The storm should pull far enough off shore by mid day, to turn off the scattered rain showers entirely by mid day in the Hudson Valley.  Clouds will hold on for our afternoon hours, potentially mixing with a few breaks of sunshine as the afternoon progresses.  The departure of the rain showers by noon will allow temperatures to creep up a few degrees higher than originally anticipated… with highs in the upper 50s and near 60°.

Futurecast Radar : 3am to 12pm Sunday

So the region could certainly use some rainfall around the region, so this change… while possibly good news for those with plans on Sunday… is not great news in the big picture.

As we head into the work week, sunshine will return with breezy and cool conditions on Monday.  Tuesday and Wednesday look outstanding however… with a southwest flow and temperatures climbing well into the 60s and 70s.  So after a cool couple days, some beautiful weather heading to the region for the coming week.

We hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday Discussion : A Fine Spring Day

The weekend is here, and many are hoping for some nice spring weather.  Well those people are in luck… because a beautiful Saturday is on tap for the Hudson Valley.

Mostly sunny skies are expected across the Hudson Valley for Saturday morning.  Winds out of the west/southwest at 5 to 10mph will usher in milder air to the region, and give us a very nice afternoon.  Temperatures across the Hudson Valley will rise from the upper 30s and low 40s early in the morning… into the mid and upper 60s by early afternoon.  An approaching storm system from the Ohio Valley will bring more and more clouds into the area during the afternoon hours, and mainly cloudy skies by early evening.

Futurecast Radar : Sunday 2am to 2pm

Low pressure will push to the Mid Atlantic Saturday evening, and that should spread rain into the Hudson Valley near or shortly after midnight.  The heaviest areas of rain will be focused in the lower Hudson Valley and points south of our viewing area.  But a periods of steady rain is expected during the late evening and overnight hours… before tapering off to showers during the morning on Sunday.  As it looks right now, the storm may move out early enough on Sunday, that some breaks of sunshine may make an appearance before the end of the afternoon on Sunday.

So the weekend will start out wonderful for outdoor activity, before giving us some much needed rainfall Saturday night into Sunday.  Hopefully before the rain arrives, you can find a way to enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for the continued support!

Friday Discussion : Gradual Improvements

Thursday was winter’s last stand… with snow showers and flurries through the day.  We begin to turn the corner on Friday…

Mostly sunny skies will close out our work week.  We’ll continue to have a breezy NW wind but the gusts won’t be too strong.  A milder air mass is pushing into the region, and that will allow us to get our temps up near the 60° mark.  Friday will still be about 2 or 3 degrees below the average of 63° for the date in Poughkeepsie… but the improvements from Thursday’s weather will be dramatic.

Saturday will be even nicer as a WSW flow gets our temperatures into the low and mid 60s for afternoon highs.  Clouds will increase through the day ahead of our next storm for Saturday night into Sunday.  A storm system moving east across the country will spread rain into the Hudson Valley near or after midnight Saturday night.  That should transition into a soggy and chilly Sunday across the area.  So the first half of the weekend looks considerably nicer than the 2nd half.

We hope you enjoy your Friday!

Thursday Discussion : Cold Winds Return

The cold front has pushed through the region, and with strong NW winds, a wintry chill has returned to the Hudson Valley.


Partly cloudy skies with howling NW winds will make Thursday feel more like a mid to late winter afternoon.  Winds 10 to 20mph, will gust upward of 25mph at times.  Afternoon temperatures will climb into the low and mid 40s around the region.  But with that gusty NW wind, the afternoon wind chills will feel more like the mid and upper 30s.  In addition, a few flurries may be seen flying through parts of the region.

These real feel temps are more typical of what you would find in an average mid to late winter day.  The winds will stick with us through Friday, but the chill will ease up on Friday, with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 50s.  By Saturday, conditions ease up even more, with highs back where they should be for this time of year, in the mid 60s with a calmer wind.

Our next shot at rain comes Saturday night into Sunday morning.  A low pressure system pushes eastward across the country.  Rain showers are likely for the 2nd half of the weekend, but the threat for a big rain storm in the form of a rainy nor’easter seems to be easing a bit.  Instead a 12 hour period of light to moderate rain seems more on the order.  But we’ll keep our eyes on the situation and let you know as we get closer.  Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday Discussion : Sharp Cold Front Arrives

A tale of 2 days coming up for the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, as we watch a cold front push toward the region.

Clouds with steadily increase through the morning, with a chance of scattered rain showers by mid morning.  Temps will quickly rise into the low 60s with southwest winds ahead of the front.  But as the front approaches shortly after noon, we’ll see a line of showers and localized downpours approach the region.  That line of showers and downpours will move through between 1pm and 5pm in general… with 2 or 3pm likely being the most active period across the Hudson Valley.  Strong wind gusts are possible with a few downpours, and some thunder and lightning can’t be ruled out.

Futurecast NYS Radar : 8am to 8pm Wednesday

Where things get interesting, is with the crashing temperatures associated with this cold front.  Temps will fall so rapidly as the showers and downpours move through, that we can’t rule out the rain showers ending as wet snow in the Catskills and upper Hudson Valley.  No accumulation is expected, but the visuals of a heavy downpour possibly ending as a burst of snow would be quite interesting.  Something to monitor.

Futurecast Temperatures : 8am to 8pm Wednesday

Behind the front, winds will sharply increase out of the northwest… helping to drive temperatures down quickly in the afternoon.  When temperatures near sunset are in the upper 30s, with winds 10 to 15mph gusting over 20mph… will give us wind chills in the 20s and 30s Wednesday evening in the region.

So we’ll start our Wednesday with spring… and end it with winter across the Hudson Valley.  The cold and blustery conditions will be with us through Thursday as well, so check the main page of the website for extended forecast details.  Have a great Wednesday!