Tuesday Discussion : A Day of Gray

The clouds have returned to the Hudson Valley, as another cold front approaches from the west. You can see the radar loop from 10:30am to 12:30pm shows some light scattered showers and drizzle in the Hudson Valley (lower right quadrant of image).
So for the afternoon hours, expect cloudy skies and temperatures holding in the upper 50s. Patchy areas of drizzle and spotty light rain showers are possible… especially in the Catskills. But the steady rain should hold off until after 6pm, likely through much of the evening commute.
 
The rain band off to our west will move into the Hudson Valley this evening, and will provide us with another bout of needed rainfall to the region.
 
Timing:
– 6pm to 9pm : showers develop from west to east
– 9pm to 2am : steady periods of rain
– 2am to 5am : rain tapers from west to east
 
Rainfall amounts could range between .25 and 1.25 inches. The highest amounts will be in the higher elevations and the Catskills, where .75 to 1.25 inches are likely. The valley areas should see slightly less rain, but still a good sign for any drought concerns. Things dry out on Wednesday, and the sun will return, so just one day of gray to contend with.

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