Tuesday Discussion : Fantastic Fall Weather

October has started off rather quiet, which feels rather welcome considering all that 2020 has brought us.  Other than some rain showers Friday morning, we’ve been dry around the region.  Most of the area seeing between 0.10 and 0.25 inches of rain through the first 5 days.  Temperature wise, October is off to a pretty standard start as well…

Nationwide, we’ve had a rather chilly start over the eastern 2/3 of the country.  Locally, we’re close to average, with the chilliest weather focused off to our west.  This time of year, we should be in the mid 60s for afternoon highs, and low 40s for overnight lows.  Those numbers will continue to tumble slowly as we go through the month.  By the end of October, average highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 30s are expected… as fall gains its footing across the region.

But all told, the weather in our region has been relatively close to averages of late.  Even as we look back to the month of September, temperatures across the country were quite close to averages…

We had some cool spots in the central US, and warm spots along the west coast, but otherwise temps were fairly close to historical averages.

The Next Few Days…
So as we look at the next few days in the Hudson Valley… we expect temperatures to be a few degrees above average… with some SW winds, highs in the upper 60s to around 70° are likely Tuesday and Wednesday, before a brief cool down on Thursday and Friday.  But winds shift around to the SW once more for the weekend, and highs in the 70s are possible for Saturday.  Aside from a brief shower or thundershower on Wednesday afternoon… we look to stay rather dry through the weekend.  Our next chance at substantial rain looks like Monday.

As always, we’ll keep our eye on the situation, and update the forecast as necessary.  Have a great day!

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