Thursday Night Weekend Outlook : The Relief is Here!!

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies, low humidity, beautiful. High in the low 80s.
FRI NIGHT: Mainly clear, crisp and comfortable. Low in the mid 50s.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and comfortable. High near 80°.
SAT NIGHT: Mainly clear skies and crisp. Low in the mid 50s.
SUNDAY: Sunshine mixing with increasing clouds. Seasonable. High in the low 80s.
SUN NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Low in the low 60s.
MONDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. A late day shower possible. High near 80°
After a week of intense heat, with every day seeing highs in the low to mid 90s… and heat index values around 100°… we finally have some relief from the heat.
The jet stream has buckled and allowed cooler, drier air from Canada to move southeast… and into the northeast. The result will be a weekend of beautiful weather. Highs each day in the upper 70s to low 80s… with some mid 80s possible by Sunday. Dew points will be comfortably low… near 50° through the weekend. That should help give a ‘late spring’ feel to the air this weekend. If that doesn’t do it… then the overnight lows sure will. Low temps Friday and Saturday night will be in the 50s… possibly some low to mid 50s. A refreshing change from recent days.

The Pattern Change is Here… Now What About Rain?

After a week plus of intense heat and humidity, we’re finally getting a break with cooler temps and low humidity. But a quick look at the drought monitor, and you can see that the Hudson Valley is drier now, than at any point this year. Portions of Dutchess, Putnam, and eastern Orange counties are now in ‘severe drought’. Only the Catskills are without drought conditions. So in short… we need rain, badly.
While we don’t have an abundance of immediate good news, the change in pattern will bring with us chances at steady soaking rain over the next week. You can see the Jet stream will dip over the eastern US over the next 7 days, and this will keep our flow out of Canada instead of out of the south. As the jet digs, and the upper level low settles into the eastern US, a series of waves of low pressure are likely to rotate around the base of the trough. One of those could strengthen and become a coastal low pressure, which could give us decent measurable rain.
The trouble is, there is a chance the position of the trough is too far east, so there is no guarantees here, but this pattern will bring the best chance we’ve had in a while for a widespread soaking rain. We’ll keep our eyes closely locked on this, and try to share updates through the weekend.
Hopefully, no matter what your plans are… you can enjoy what should be a beautiful, weather weekend!

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