Tuesday Discussion : Winter’s Cold Returns

We’ve begun to see signs that spring is on the doorstep to the Hudson Valley.  This past weekend, before the snows fell… highs on Sunday were in the low to mid 40s.  Not because a mild southwest wind was hitting the region… but because the standard air mass for this time of the year is milder than late January or early February.  Highs in the mid 40s are what we would expect for this time of year.

However, that’s not going to do much for us in the next 3 days.  Tuesday we begin the plunge into the arctic once more.  Our winds will shift out of the NW, and an arctic air mass will dive into the upper Midwest.  This will bring an unseasonably cold chill back to the region.  Highs on Tuesday will struggle into the upper 20s across most of the valley.  A NW breeze will make that feel more like the upper teens and low 20s.

Tonight, temps will tumble into the single digits, and depending on how calm the winds can get… we may see some traditionally colder areas take a run at the 0° mark.  Most of us, will see lows between 0° and 10°.  Then on Wednesday we’ll see the core of the cold set in.  Highs will struggle into the low 20s across the region… roughly 20 degrees below average!  Wind chills on Wednesday will be in the teens!  So, hopefully you didn’t throw your winter gear in the closet just yet.  If you did, go grab it, because you’re going to need it for this week.

We’re still putting together a more formal, detailed storm recap.  So that should be up Tuesday night.  Bundle up, Hudson Valley!

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