Saturday Discussion : Weekend Weather Outlook

A frontal boundary over the eastern US has allowed a disturbance to move through the region on Friday, spreading rainfall through the Hudson Valley.  As of Friday night, we’re in a bit of a lull between the first area of precipitation… and the 2nd batch of rain that will move into the region before dawn on Saturday.
Saturday will start off with showers, that will likely become spotty in nature near mid day.  Clouds will be with us through the afternoon, possibly a peek or two of sun by late in the day.  A very mild day by early January standards, as temps in the afternoon surge into the upper 40s, and possibly low 50s in some areas.
Saturday night we’ll see clouds, with a few spotty rain showers changing to wet snow showers overnight, as colder air rushes in.  But most of the moisture will have exited to our east by the time the cold air comes in.  So there will be no period of snow with the system Saturday night.  Instead… we’ll see a few flakes, partial clearing, and temps just below freezing by dawn on Sunday.
Sunday will be blustery and much colder, with a stiff north wind.  Clouds mix with sunshine, along with a few flurries early.  Highs only in the mid 30s… but wind chills will be mid 20s.  Now that feels much more like early January.
Finally, Sunday night, we’ll track a weak frontal system… almost clipper type system move into the Hudson Valley.  This will likely spread light snow into the region Sunday night into Monday morning.  We’ll have to monitor how this little system develops in the next day or so.  If it plays out as currently projected… it might be a dusting to an inch.
Ultimately, the potential for snow Saturday night was just asking for too many things to come together too quickly.  So it’s a close call… but the pattern is just too mild right now.  We hope everyone gets their weekend off to a great start!

3 thoughts on “Saturday Discussion : Weekend Weather Outlook

  1. The NWS had mentioned that temps in the NE will range between 7 – 12 degrees above average for late Dec thru all of Jan. Starting to think this will be a Seattle Winter for us, hence a bust of a Winter. A nice job by you folks with getting the facts out to us, whether we like them or not.

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