Thursday Discussion : Winter Transition

In what feels like no time… we went from fall, to winter. Now three days removed from our first winter storm of the season, and we have yet to get out of the 30s, and not much of the snow has melted. It looks and feels like the middle of winter… how quickly things change in the Hudson Valley.
For our Thursday afternoon, we’ll see a blustery NW wind usher in some reinforcing cold air. Highs will rise into the upper 30s in most locations (low 30s in the Catskills). A cold night lies ahead, with overnight lows dipping into the upper teens and low 20s.
Then on Friday, we’ll watch as a weak Alberta Clipper system approaches from the NW. Most guidance keeps it focused just to the north of the Hudson Valley, but a slight shift in the track could have bigger impacts for our area. For now, scattered snow showers are possible from I-84 on north… mainly in the Catskills and upper HV. A dusting to a half inch is possible in a few spots of the upper HV… but most locations won’t see anything in the way of accumulation.
We’ll take a closer look at this tonight… but Friday is shaping up to be mostly cloudy and cold, with a few flurries or a snow shower… but no accumulation.
Have a great Thursday afternoon!

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