A springlike weekend in store for the Hudson Valley. A massive upper level ridge has locked in over the eastern US, and the result is warm air being allowed to surge northward, into our area. High temperatures on Saturday will hover near 60 degrees… and Sunday we’ll see the mercury climb into the low and middle 60s for most of us.
An approaching storm system to our west, will be forced to track into the Great Lakes and southern Canada because of the upper level ridge over our area. That will keep clouds and the threat of a shower or scattered drizzle in the forecast through Sunday morning… but should also help keep us mainly dry, while the main area of rain and storms are forced well NW of the Hudson Valley.
Our rain moves in overnight, as showers and downpours will become more likely after midnight. A squall line of heavy rain and gusty winds are possible Sunday morning. Thunderstorms can’t be ruled out. We’ll monitor this concern as this time of year, these very warm air masses can set the stage for potentially damaging wind gusts as the squall line moves through.
Otherwise, hope you are able to enjoy some beautiful springlike weather. Some of us may have cabin fever this time of year… today may be a great chance to get out and shake off the winter cobwebs. Have a great Saturday!