Monday Discussion : More Rain on the Way

Hopefully everyone enjoyed what amounted to a beautiful Sunday across the Hudson Valley.  Highs approached 50° all across the valley areas… which is actually where we should be for this time of year.  However, Poughkeepsie’s high of 50° on Sunday was the first time the weather station hit the 50° mark since November 8th… which was 17 days ago!  It’s been an incredible run of above below temperatures in our area.

But on Monday, another storm system from the Midwest will push eastward.  A storm that has brought snow to the Chicago area, will run into the milder air over the northeast, and bring rain showers to the Hudson Valley.  At the same time, a coastal storm will develop and push northeast… which will intensify the rain late on Monday and Monday evening.

Futurecast Radar: 6am Monday – 7am Tuesday

Timing the Rain…
– 9am to 12pm : scattered rain showers develop
– 12pm to 10pm : steady rain develops, heaviest 4pm to 9pm
– 12am to 6am : rain showers mix with wet snow in Catskills, then taper off

When all is said and done, around an inch of rain is possible on average… with some locally higher amounts.

We’ll have to watch for areas of flash flooding.  If you go back to the almanac image at top… the area has seen nearly 7 inches of rainfall in November.  The ground is saturated, rivers and streams are at capacity… another 1 inch of rain could certainly be cause for concern around flood prone areas.  Check the website or our Facebook page for updates as the storm unfolds.

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