Friday Discussion : Unsettled Weekend Expected

Thursday was beautiful around the region, but unfortunately as we approach the weekend, we’ll have clouds and the threat of showers increasing.
…Friday: Cloudy skies with rain showers in the afternoon. High around 60°.
…Fri Night: Cloudy with periods of rain… especially south of I-84. Low in the upper 40s.
…Saturday: Cloudy with rain showers likely during the morning, possibly tapering off in the afternoon. High around 50°.
…Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. High around 60°
 
A storm system with a VERY sharp rainfall gradient will impact the region Friday into Saturday. High pressure in Canada will help to suppress the storm from moving northward. The end result will be rain showers developing near mid-day on Friday… but the further north you go, the less rain showers are expected.
So areas like Goshen and Chester could see a soaking steady rain by Friday evening… and areas north of Kingston may be mostly dry at times. The end result is the 2nd graphic… where expected rainfall near and south of I-84 is approaching 2″… while the upper HV and northern Catskills are projected to get around 0.25 to 0.50 inches. Despite the large difference in rainfall amounts, we all will likely be cloudy, damp and chilly… with Saturday highs struggling to reach 50°. Mother’s Day looks to see some improvement… but a cool mainly dry) spring day appears likely for Mother’s Day. So despite the rain threat… we hope you have a great Friday! TGIF

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