Friday Discussion : Dodging Late Day Showers

A lot of unsettled weather over the eastern US has kept us mostly cloudy and muggy, and that trend is likely to continue on Friday.

Friday is likely to begin with lots of cloudiness and patchy areas of drizzle, as the same air mass that saved us from a severe weather threat on Thursday, continues to linger in the region.  A cold front will push toward the Hudson Valley Friday afternoon, and while it won’t bring cold air with it… it WILL bring a different air mass, and push the low clouds and humidity out of the Hudson Valley.  As the front moves through, we could see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms develop.  Similar to Thursday, the low clouds ahead of the front should stabilize the air mass to minimize any potential for severe weather.  But if you have afternoon or evening plans… between 3pm and 8pm, you may have to dodge a brief shower or storm.

Futurecast Radar : 12pm to 10pm

You can see a few showers, even a thunderstorm or two develop as the boundary pushes east.  We’ll keep our eye on the situation, but the potential for severe weather looks low at this point, for the same reasons we saw on Thursday.

As we look at the weekend… a large ridge of high pressure over eastern Canada will allow for a persistent SW flow, that will usher in very warm and somewhat humid air into the Hudson Valley this weekend.  Saturday’s highs should reach the mid 80s, and Sunday could make a push for 90°.  In fact the 5 day forecast is looking quite summer-like.  So the roller coaster ride continues… from 90° over a week ago, to temps in the 40s all weekend last weekend, to temps pushing 90° this weekend.  Buckle up everyone!

Have a great Friday!

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