Sunshine mixing in with clouds, as we’ve finally salvaged a taste of spring from this damp and chilly week of weather. A persistent trough over the northeast has kept the Hudson Valley unsettled and cool all week. That trough has shifted north just enough today, to allow warmer air to push into the region.
As of mid afternoon on Thursday, much of the Hudson Valley is low to mid 70s, with slightly cooler temps in the Catskills. A breath of fresh air for many people who have been waiting for consistent spring weather to arrive.
As the evening approaches, we’ll see some spot showers, and maybe a downpour pop up in a few places. Our futurecast radars are hinting at a few popup showers and thundershowers… especially near and south of I-84. None of these showers or storms look especially heavy, but be on the lookout for a few spot showers that could create wet roads and tricky travel for the evening commute.
Cooler air returns on Friday, with the threat of drizzle and scattered showers. Highs on Friday will be closer to 60°, depending on if we see any sunshine… temps could climb into the mid 60s. On the flip side, if the low clouds and drizzle persist, temps could linger in the mid to upper 50s all afternoon on Friday. Either way, Friday looks unsettled around the region.