After a very active, very snowy February… that featured a very active storm track… our current pattern to start the month of March is quite quiet. The next several days will be rather quiet in general… with a good deal of sunshine and a cold and blustery wind.
Friday begins with lots of sunshine and cold, with afternoon highs into the low 30s. Friday night we’ll watch a cold front dip south from Canada, and possibly spread some extra clouds and even a few lake effect snow showers. Then on Saturday it’s likely we see more clouds than sun as winds gust out of the northwest. Lake effect snow showers and flurries likely impact the Catskills for much of the day, and some of those will filter down into the valley, but they will be few and far between. Highs on Saturday also are expected in the upper 20s to low 30s. By Sunday the winds shift just a bit, and mostly sunny skies return to the region. The sun won’t do much for temps, as we expect highs once again in the low 30s.
So a very cold weekend expected across the region… but the start of next week should see some considerable moderation. A milder air mass returns to the Hudson Valley, and we should see some of the warmest temperatures we’ve seen in a month or two… maybe more. Monday highs should climb into the low and mid 40s… but by Tuesday those highs jump into the 50s… and by Wednesday or Thursday, temperatures could reach near 60°. Let that sink in for a minute… as some early spring weather could be on the way to the region! We’ll keep our eye on this, but old man winter’s grip on the Hudson Valley may finally be loosening just a bit. With that said… it does appear that by mid month, some colder air, and a few chances at snow may return to the region…. so we’re not out of the woods just yet.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.