A chilly early spring day lined up for the Hudson Valley, out ahead of an approaching storm system for our Friday. Highs on Thursday should climb close to the 50° in most places. Tonight… the temps will tumble below freezing, as a warm front approaches from the southwest.
However… timing is CRITICAL to any potential wet snow this time of year… and the timing looks like it will work against anyone hoping to see some wet snow… but we’ll see how it plays out.
Friday likely starts out cloudy with showers arriving by mid morning. Temps likely rise above freezing quickly, so it will be a race between rising temps and arriving precipitation. It looks like a mix of rain and wet snow is possible… starting between 8am and 11am (we’ll work to fine tune the start time). But by mid day, temps should be near 40° in the valley, turning any mix over to a cold rain. It could be a different story in the higher elevations, above 1000 feet. There, temps could hold near freezing a bit longer, and a slushy accumulation is possible.
But everyone likely changes to rain during the afternoon, even the higher elevations… as temps climb into the low 40s. It’s now April 4th… and that warm, April sun is just too strong for temperatures to stay cold enough to support snow during the day. We’ll try to have another update on things tonight. Have a great Thursday!