When the heat and humidity are resulting in Excessive Heat Warnings, there isn’t much that we can add, so we will just share the National Weather Service advisory. Please use extreme caution and be safe…
Sunday Forecast High Temperatures:
After the passage of the cold front on Sunday evening, the Hudson Valley and Northeast will clear out, and give way to a fantastic day of weather on Monday…
A deep eastern trough will usher in some cool, Canadian air to the Hudson Valley on Monday. NW winds will bring in low humidity, and temperatures that are relatively cool for this time of year. Average highs this time of year are in the mid 80s, but on Monday we’ll fall 5 to 10 degrees short of that mark. Afternoon highs in the mid to upper 70s will be accompanied by partly to mostly sunny skies. Monday afternoon will feel much more like late spring… or early autumn, rather than the peak of summer. Either way… the weather on Monday will only get in your way if you planned on swimming… and even then, you might be able to make it work.
This mild air mass will be held in place for Tuesday and Wednesday… giving us highs that are about 5° below average for this time of year. This is all due to a deep trough over the eastern US, allowing a mild/cool Canadian air mass to sink into the region.
The massive ridge out west has given the western US and Canada a persistent multi-month stretch of intense heat. That ridge has been in place for much of the summer. The trough in the east, however… has come to visit once or twice this summer, and is here once more. The trough allows for the crisp Canadian air mass to filter into our region. Making it feel more like the end of May, or late September. Hopefully everyone can take advantage of the air mass while it’s here this week. The trough will weaken through the week, and by Thursday and Friday possibly allow a coastal low pressure to climb northward. If that happens, periods of rain are possible Thursday night into early Friday. But we’ll keep an eye on that as we get closer.
Until then… we hope everyone has a wonderful start to the work week!
We dodged any severe weather on Thursday, and instead just had some rain showers and breezy conditions to contend with. In the wake of that front… some outstanding weather to close out the week, and start the weekend…
The cold front pushed through overnight, and you’ll notice a persistent NW breeze today, that will usher in cooler, dryer air. Temps in the upper 70s to near 80° will likely fall a couple degrees this afternoon as the cooler air settles in. Humidity will be erased from the region as well, all thanks to the northwest flow resulting from the trough moving through. But the bright sunshine and blue skies will carry us through the afternoon, and into tonight. Tonight, we’ll have mostly clear skies with diminishing NW winds… and temps will tumble overnight. Lows in the low 50s are expected, even a few upper 40s can’t be ruled out in the colder spots. Some crisp sleeping weather coming overnight.
Then Saturday looks just as stellar as Friday. Sunshine and blue skies, with a northwest breeze. Highs in the mid to upper 70s are expected for Saturday, which is a solid 5 to 10 degrees below average for this time of year (avg high 84°). Then again Saturday night, temps tumble into the 50s, and a crisp night of sleeping weather is expected.
Sunday looks a bit more unsettled, as a low pressure over the mid-Atlantic tries to get its act together. Winds will shift out of the south, and clouds will move in Sunday morning. Temps likely in the 70s to near 80° out ahead of what will be mostly cloudy skies Sunday afternoon. A few scattered rain showers are also possible, but the system does not look particularly well organized. Something we’ll keep our eyes on.
Futurecast Radar : 7am to 7pm Sunday
So while Sunday looks mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers possible… the day doesn’t look like a total washout. But for our best weather, you will certainly be targetting Friday and Saturday this weekend. Have a great day, and great start to your weekend!