Wednesday Discussion : Becoming Blustery

A rather quiet start to our Wednesday across the valley, in advance of an approaching cold front and the gusty winds that will follow.  This futurecast radar loop shows the scattered shower, and even a few spotty thunderstorms, that will spread across the Hudson Valley during the afternoon hours.

Futurecast Radar Loop : 8am Wed thru 2am Thu

Timing:
– Scattered showers north of I-84 between 11am and 2pm
– Scattered showers and thundershowers possible 2pm to 7pm
– Gusty winds increasing after 2pm
– Wind gusts over 30mph to 40mph possible (locally 50mph in the higher elevations)

Clouds and scattered showers approach the northern Hudson Valley by mid day, and push eastward during the early afternoon.  Behind the leading band of showers, will be some spotty showers and thundershowers.  Thunderstorms are not expected to be severe, but a strong, possibly damaging wind gust, can’t be ruled out.  Along with that shower and thundershower threat, will come the strong wind gusts.  Gusty winds over 30mph are possible, so make sure any loose objects are secure.  The wind gusts will continue through the evening hours, and gradually diminish tonight.

A cool day on tap for our Thursday, before we see temperatures jump into the upper 60s for Friday and even mid 70s on Saturday.  A beautiful start to the weekend seems likely.  We’ll keep our eyes on it.  Have a great Wednesday!

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