While the wind was the major story on Friday… what may have slipped under the radar was the fact that we set a new record high temperature in Poughkeepsie for the date. The afternoon high in Poughkeepsie was 79°, which smashed the old record of 73° which was set in 1949. It’s not every day that you have temps nearly 30 degrees above average… so whatever Saturday throws our way, likely will pale in comparison.
With that said… Saturday does look very nice for anyone with outdoor plans. Clouds should give way to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon hours. Winds out of the west/northwest will still allow us to climb near 60° in the valley, and mid 50s in the Catskills. While much cooler than Friday… it’s still a good 5 to 10 degrees above average. Hopefully everyone can find a way to enjoy this fine spring weather… especially considering that some unsettled weather is on the way for Sunday.
Futurecast Radar : 6am to 8pm Sunday
Our next storm system approaches on Sunday, and should spread some rain showers into the region Sunday morning. Those rain showers could fall on and off into the afternoon hours on Sunday. The clouds and rain showers will likely hold temps down in the low to mid 50s for much of the day. A SW wind could give us breaks of sun during the afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front late Sunday afternoon. That could give us some atmospheric instability, and possibly touch off some late day thunderstorms as the front pushes into the Hudson Valley. We’ll have to monitor the system as it gets closer… because a couple of those late day storms could have some pop… and could be locally strong.
But for Saturday… we hope you all have a wonderful spring day! Enjoy!!