Sunday Afternoon Discussion : The Week Ahead

MONDAY: Periods of rain showers during the morning, tapering around mid day. Remaining mostly cloudy. High in the upper 70s.
MON NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and crisp. Low in the low 50s.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and beautiful. High in the mid 70s.
TUE NIGHT: Mainly clear skies and comfortable. Low in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY: Sunshine mixing with clouds. High near 80°.
WED NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY: Mix of clouds and sunshine and warmer. High 80° to 85°.
A lot of summer weather residents have been wondering where the summer weather has been, and this weekend… Mother Nature delivered. With highs around 90° and lots of sunshine… a lot of end of school year pool parties went off ‘swimmingly’ ?
Now looking to the upcoming week, the weather should be fairly close to average for the end of June. A cold front will push through on Monday, and that means scattered rain showers Sunday night into Monday… but those showers should clear the region by early to mid afternoon on Monday.
Behind that we’ll have some chilly nighttime air with temps in the low 50s. Daytime highs should be close to average, in the upper 70s to near 80°. Not bad to close out the month of June.
We hope everyone has a great last week of June!

Weekend Outlook : Summer Heat for 1st Weekend of Summer

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies. Summer heat with comfortable humidity. High near 90°.
SAT NIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild. Low 60° to 65°.
SUNDAY: Mix of clouds and sun… Hot, but comfortable humidity levels. High in the low 90s.
SUN NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and mild. Low in the mid 60s.
MONDAY: Lots of clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.
Summer got off to a slow start, with temps more typical of late April or early May this week, thanks to clouds and a disturbance from Canada. But as we head into the first full weekend of summer, Mother Nature is going to get on board with the calendar, and bring us some summer weather.
Saturday we’ll have partly to mostly sunny skies across the Hudson Valley, and a SW flow that will push temperatures into the upper 80s and near 90°. Humidity levels look to remain in check this weekend, with dew points around 60°. That will make the “real feel” temps mirror the actual temperature.
Sunday looks very similar as well, with another day of hot summer temps near 90°, and comfortable humidity levels. A weekend of beautiful summer weather coming our way… we hope everyone can get out there and enjoy it!

Wednesday Discussion : Unsettled 48 Hours Ahead

An extended period of unsettled weather across the Hudson Valley, with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures primarily in the 60s. Areas of scattered showers will be possible now through sunrise on Friday… with the best chance of rain in the Hudson Valley will be during the daytime hours on Thursday, persisting into Thursday night. The further west you head, the better chances for higher amounts of rain. Most of us are likely to see 0.25″ to 0.5″ of rain by Friday morning… but higher elevations and the Catskills could see over 1″ of rain in some cases.
 
Despite the official start of Summer on Tuesday, the spring-like weather continues. Good news though for the ‘Summer weather lovers’… heat returns for the weekend, with highs on Saturday and Sunday expected in the upper 80s to low 90s. Enjoy your afternoon!

Tuesday Discussion : Invading PM Rain Showers

TUESDAY: Sunshine mixing with increasing clouds. Late day scattered showers developing. High in the low 70s. Chance of rain 50%.
TUE NIGHT: Cloudy skies with periods of rain showers likely. Low 55° to 60°. Chance of rain 70%.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered afternoon showers or T-Storms. Chilly. High 65° to 70°. Chance of rain 60%.
WED NIGHT: Considerable cloudiness, a shower or two possible. Low in the low 60s. Chance of rain 40%.
THURSDAY: Mainy cloudy and unsettled. Scattered showers likely. High only in the mid 60s.
 
After a cool weekend, with temperatures and gusty winds that felt more like late April… Monday saw temps right back near average for this time of year. Tuesday may be the 1st day of Summer… but those 80° temps will be a one day affair. Another wave of low pressure drops in from Canada on Tuesday, that will bring increasing clouds, and a chance of mid to late afternoon scattered showers. Those showers will be with us through the evening hours on Tuesday and into Wednesday. The instability and chilly air will be with us both Wednesday and Thursday as well. As temperatures struggle into the 60s both Wednesday and Thursday… as the jet stream once again drives a chilly upper level low pressure into the New England area. So while the center of the country bakes from Western PA back to Chicago and down to Texas… we’ll be chilly here in the Hudson Valley. A chilly and unsettled start to summer… and no indication of sustained summer heat (mid 80s or hotter) in the mid range either (5 to 10 days). We’ll keep an eye on things… but for now, we hope you have a great Tuesday!

Friday Weekend Outlook : Spring-like Cool Air

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies, low humidity and cool. High near 70°.
SAT NIGHT: Mainly clear skies, chilly and crisp. Low in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and comfortable, with low humidity. High in the low 70s.
SUN NIGHT: Partly to mostly clear skies. Low 45° to 50°.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies. Seasonable. High in the upper 70s.
MON NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low in the upper 50s.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain showers likely. High in the low 70s. Chance of rain 50%.
 
A deep upper level trough of low pressure will dive south from Canada Friday night and Saturday, and pull down crisp Canadian air into the Northeast. Saturday morning lows in northern New York State are expected in the upper 30s. Here in the Hudson Valley, the cool air will filter down gradually, so Saturday morning lows are likely to be in the mid to upper 50s. But the northwest wind will keep afternoon highs from climbing much beyond 70° on Saturday… in fact, some places may not even reach 70°. That is nearly 15 degrees below average for this time of year. The crisp air will bring Sunday morning lows in mid and upper 40s to the Hudson Valley. Then on Sunday, a persistent NW wind due to the deep upper level trough over the northeast will once again hold temperatures roughly 10 degrees below average, with highs on Sunday expected close to 70° once again.
 
The trough will exit the region on Monday, and more seasonal temps will return once again… in the upper 70s. Then on Tuesday we’ll monitor another wave of energy dropping south from Canada, which could bring chilly air and rain showers to the region. But we’ll have more on that as we get closer.
 
Have a great weekend!!

Monday Discussion : The Week Ahead

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a stray shower possible. High near 80°.
MON NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies, a spot shower after midnight. Low in the mid 50s.
TUESDAY: Morning clouds and a scattered shower, breaks of afternoon sun. High in the low 80s. Chance of rain 40%.
TUE NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low 55° to 60°.
WEDNESDAY: Mix of clouds and sunshine. Late day T-Storm possible. High in the low 80s. Chance of rain 40%.
WED NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Low around 60°.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy skies, with a scattered afternoon T-Storm. High in the low 80s. Chance of rain 60%.
 
The official start of summer is about a week away, and we are seeing signs of summer in the air mass across the Hudson Valley. The average high temperature for this time of year is in the upper 70s in the valley. Afternoon high temps across the region in the low 80s are expected each day, along with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Humidity levels are going to be rather comfortable, making ‘real feel’ temps close to the actual air temp. So this week looks warm compared to average, but not too hot.
In terms of chances of rain… an area of rain and T-Storms will pass by to our southwest on Monday night into Tuesday, areas close to the NY/PA border could see a shower or two… but the main area of rain and T-Storms should be off to our west in Pennsylvania. Then things should clear out through much of Wednesday, before another chance of showers and T-Storms pushes into the valley by Thursday afternoon. We’ll have to monitor the details for late week, because a bit of an unstable airmass could settle into the northeast, similar to what we saw on Sunday (yesterday). That could mean a tricky forecast in terms of details.
 
For now, have a great start to your week!

Thursday Discussion : Somewhat Unsettled this Weekend

THURSDAY: Morning showers ending, followed by a mix of clouds and sunshine. High 75° to 80°. Chance of rain 70%.
THU NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and cool. Low in the low 50s.
FRIDAY: Mix of clouds and sunshine. High in the mid 70s.
FRI NIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Low in the low to mid 50s.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers possible. High in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50%.
SAT NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies with a few scattered showers possible. Low in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50%.
SUNDAY: Clouds mixing with sun… chance of a shower late. High in the mid 70s.
 
A good soaking rainfall moved through the region overnight Wednesday. But things have dried out as of mid day on Thursday, and a mix of clouds and sunshine are expected through the afternoon. As we push toward the weekend, Friday looks quite nice! Sunshine mixing with some high clouds, and highs in the mid 70s. However, as we move into the weekend, there will be some areas of disturbance pushing southward from Canada and the Great Lakes. These areas of disturbance will have scattered areas of rain showers. These won’t be large scale organized storm systems… so the chance of rain showers in our area will be roughly 50/50. Most of the guidance has the region mainly dry on Saturday… perhaps a passing shower here or there. Then Sunday looks dry until late in the day and evening hours, where the chance for showers increases a bit with the approaching cold front.
Keep an eye on the forecast for some changes to the details over the weekend. But the best way to summarize the forecast at this point is Clouds mixing with sun, but a little unsettled with a chance of a few passing showers. We hope you have a wonderful end of the week!

Monday Outlook : Unsettled Week Ahead

MONDAY: Partly to mostly sunny skies. High in the upper 70s.
MON NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low in the mid 50s.
TUESDAY: Sunshine mixing with afternoon clouds, chance of a late day shower. High in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40%.
TUE NIGHT: Mainly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Low in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 60%.
WEDNESDAY; Mostly cloudy skies, periods of rain showers likely, especially late in the day. High in the upper 70s.
 
With a gorgeous weekend behind us, we head into the first full week of June, and a bit of a spring time pattern shaping up. We’ll see a trough in the eastern US that will keep temperatures near to below average… along with the threat of several storm systems bringing rain showers. So the week starts off nice, and that nice weather likely lasts through Tuesday afternoon before the first cold front pushes through with some showers possible by Tuesday evening into Wednesday AM. Then another low pressure could swing through Wednesday night with another period of rain. We’ll monitor it. This type of unsettled pattern could see some changes to the forecast details for the 2nd half of the week. Something to monitor if you have plans.
Have a great start to your week!

Sunday Discussion : Spectacular Sunday

SUNDAY : Partly to mostly sunny skies. Gorgeous. High in the mid 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low in the low to mid 50s.
MONDAY: Clouds mixing with sunshine. High in the mid 70s.
MONDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Milder. Low around 60°
TUESDAY: Clouds mixing with sunshine, scattered late afternoon showers & T-Storms. High in the mid 70s.
 
After a beautiful Saturday, we’ll see a repeat of this gorgeous early June weather on Sunday. The average high for this time of year is right around 75° in Poughkeepsie, so highs on Sunday should be right about where we would expect them. Sunday and Monday will both see a good amount of sunshine, as we have high pressure in place behind our last disturbance on Thursday. Our next chance for showers will come on Tuesday, later in the day. A frontal system could spread clouds and scattered showers late on Tuesday that could carry into early Wednesday.
 
Hopefully everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday Outlook : Sunshine Returns

THURSDAY: Mix of clouds and sunshine. High in the upper 70s.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds with scattered showers developing… especially after midnight. Low near 60°. Chance of rain 60%.
FRIDAY: Early showers tapering off by mid morning, then becoming partly cloudy. High in the mid 70s.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Low in the low 50s.
SATURDAY: Partly to mostly sunny skies. High in the mid 70s.
 
After a soaking Wednesday night around the Hudson Valley, we’ll dry out on Thursday. A mix of clouds and sunshine with afternoon highs in the upper 70s. But a wave of energy pushes into the northeast Thursday night, and brings clouds and areas of drizzle to the region… with scattered showers likely… especially after midnight. Those showers and drizzle could last into the Friday morning commute, but should clear out quickly before noon on Friday. Afternoon highs Friday in the mid 70s, and on Saturday in the mid 70s as well. In addition some overnight lows in the upper 40s and low 50s on Friday night and Saturday night. But all in all, a fine first weekend of June is in store for the Hudson Valley.