A stormy start to the weekend around the Hudson Valley, as our low pressure and cold front brought a soaking rain to the region Friday night into Saturday morning.
A widespread .75 to 1.5 inches of rain fell across the region with this system. Head into the mountains, however… and it was a different story entirely. Phoenicia had 3.5″ of snow, Windham recorded 11 inches of snow. On the average, the areas that were under the ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ in western Ulster and Greene counties, saw 2 to 5 inches on average.
So in the wake of that system, the winds will crank out of the west on Sunday. We’ll see partly cloudy skies in the valley, with mostly cloudy skies in the Catskills with snow showers. Highs around the region will be in the upper 30s to low 40s in the valley, and low to mid 30s in the Catskills. Conditions will remain rather tranquil for the next several days, as the pattern flattens out a bit. A weak system pushes east on Wednesday, but it likely falls apart as it moves east. As a result, we’ll likely see scattered snow showers Wednesday or Thursday… but its unlikely to be a ‘storm’ in the true sense of the word. That could keep us quiet into next weekend.
Looking longer range, the pattern is trying to get worked out through the computer models. The SSW (Sudden Stratospheric Warming) event is beginning to transfer its energy downward through the atmosphere. Temps are looking VERY cold in Europe, but the US doesn’t see any sharp arctic outbreaks in the next week or two. That doesn’t mean we won’t likely have chances at snow in the next two weeks, we surely will. The question is, will everything come together for a storm to hit the east coast. We’ll see, as we watch the pattern unfold.
We hope everyone has a great weekend!