A coastal storm is developing well off shore, and it will impact our weather for the next few days. Significant blocking offshore will prevent this system from escaping out to sea, so this storm is likely to stall out off the coast of Cape Cod for several days. Just how close to shore this storm gets… will determine how much rain we see in the Hudson Valley between Wednesday and Friday.
The current thinking, is that this storm stays just far enough east, to keep most of the significant moisture south and east of the Hudson Valley. Clouds will move in tonight, and spotty light showers are possible on Wednesday. The best chances to see rain showers will be in Putnam and Westchester counties, but Wednesday looks cloudy, cool and breezy for everyone… with highs holding in the 50s. Thursday looks very similar… before we should begin to see improving conditions toward the end of the week. If you have plans for Friday or Saturday, make sure you check back on the forecast, because the details in these kind of situations can change as new information comes in.