With another 1 inch of rain on average for the Hudson Valley Monday night… the Hudson Valley has gradually become a swampland in the month of November. While we wait for final totals to come in… if we add the roughly 1 inch on top of the 7 inches that have already fallen in Poughkeepsie… that’s a whopping 8 inches of rain in Poughkeepsie for November! To put that in perspective, the average is 3.47″… so we’re over double the average for November. We’ll try to pull data on the record for the month… but we have to be getting close at this point.
But with the exit of the rain, the winds will begin to pick up on the back side of the storm. WNW winds will gust over 20mph at times, accompanied by temperatures around 40°. That will create wind chills in the 30s, making for a blustery afternoon. These conditions will be with us through most of the week. So plan for blustery conditions through Thursday, with temperatures only in the low 40s… and wind chills in the 30s. Bundle up!