With complete attention and energy focused on dealing with and learning about COVID-19… the weather should not impact our day very much. After a quiet day on Monday, we’ll see clouds increasing Monday night, and temperatures falling into the low and mid 30s overnight. Light precipitation should push into the region overnight in the form of patchy drizzle and spot snow flurries. By Tuesday morning, steadier rain and wet snow showers are likely…
Futurecast Radar : Monday 8pm – Wednesday 2am
You can see that the light drizzle could be found before midnight Monday night, but the steadier rain and wet snow showers appear around sunrise on Tuesday. The wet snow is likely to be confined to the Catskills… with rain showers across the valley. Temps are not expected to fall below freezing… with the exception of parts of the Catskills. But some wet snow could mix in at times across the valley areas.
The rain and wet snow showers should exit the region by early afternoon on Tuesday, and then things will dry out until Thursday morning.
A series of storm systems will spread unsettled weather our way for Thursday and Friday. As it looks right now, a high pressure system over New England will filter cold air into parts of the region Wednesday night, and set the stage for the Thursday rain system to begin as a period of wet snow… especially in the Catskills and northern HV. We’ll have to see if the air mass is cold enough to support a period of wet snow Thursday morning… but even if it is… accumulations would be confined to grassy areas.
Whatever cold air does filter in… won’t last long. Because by Friday, the strong SW flow will allow temperatures to jump back into the 60s and even near 70!
So with Spring beginning on Thursday, the spring weather roller coaster ride will be in full operation. But in terms of impacting your daily activities and travel… the weather will be the least of our concerns. Be safe, and have a good start to your week.