Wednesday Discussion : Scattered Snow Showers and Flurries

A blustery and cold Tuesday ahead, as a cold front pulls a reinforcing shot of cold air into the northeast.  Along with that cold air, will be some scattered lake enhanced snow showers and flurries around the Hudson Valley.

Futurecast Forecast : Wednesday 3am – 1pm

Clouds and gusty winds will be around as the sun rises on Wednesday.  In addition, we’ll quickly see scattered snow showers and flurries… possibly even a few snow squalls, depending on the wind direction.  In terms of impacts on our weather, it’s going to be on and off snow showers and flurries around the region.  The Catskills could see a dusting to an inch or so… and in the valley, a quick coating is possible in spots.  The biggest concern would be if a location gets a heavier bust of snow, you could see roads get slick for a brief time.  So if you do get a burst of snow in your area, make sure you use caution on the roadways.

But the snow showers and flurries are likely to taper off during the afternoon, and leave us with blustery winds and a mix of clouds and sun.  Afternoon temps will be in the low to mid 30s around the region.  But winds gusting over 25mph will create wind chills that are much colder.

Real feel wind chills will be in the 20s for most of us.  A cold day for sure, but not too surprising considering it is the middle of January, and is our statistically coldest time of the year.  You’ll want the winter gear for sure when you head outside on Wednesday.

Taking a quick peek at the rest of the week, and things look relatively quiet.  Our next shot at snow showers and flurries comes on Friday, as another weak low pressure system dives out of Canada, and brings a reinforcing shot of cold air and lake effect and lake enhanced snow showers around the Hudson Valley.

Friday Morning Weather Map

You can see that its not very impressive in appearance, but much like what we expect early on Wednesday, Friday could be a repeat in a lot of ways.  Cold, blustery… and scattered snow showers and flurries.  Have a great Wednesday!

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