Thursday Discussion : Wind and Rain to End the Week

After a beautiful (by November standards) week, we’re going to see a frontal system reach the Hudson Valley late tonight and Friday.  That will spell a very soggy end to the work week.

Futurecast Radar : 8pm Thursday to 8pm Friday

Summary:
–  Clouds advance Thursday afternoon & evening
–  Rain showers develop near or after midnight, temps rise overnight into the 50s
–  Steady rain develops by sunrise on Friday, breezy wind gusts over 25mph
–  Wind and rain likely 6am to 12pm
–  Rain tapers in the early afternoon, breaks of sun possible before sunset
–  Total rainfall 0.50″ to 1.0″ likely

The actual low pressure system is well to our northwest, but it will push a frontal boundary eastward out ahead of it.  That will turn our winds out of the south, bringing mild and moist air into the region out ahead of the boundary.  That will cause temperatures to rise from the upper 40s, into the mid and upper 50s… and spread rainfall into the Hudson Valley before sunrise on Friday… and that rain will fall steadily, possibly heavy at times, through mid day on Friday.  Once the front pushes through, our winds will shift out of the west… and we should see rain and clouds exit the region rather quickly during the afternoon on Friday.

Make sure you plan for a rainy Friday morning commute, but conditions should be improving by the PM commute.  The weekend looks a bit unsettled, as an upper level low pressure swings through the northeast on Saturday evening.  We’ll likely see some scattered showers Saturday afternoon and evening.  Then some chilly air on Sunday with highs in the mid 40s.

We hope everyone has a great Thursday!

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