Wednesday Discussion : Unsettled Ahead of the Storm

A humid and unsettled air mass has returned to the Hudson Valley, out ahead of an approaching storm system over the Ohio Valley. Looking at the mid morning NY state radar loop, you can see a few spotty showers over the Hudson Valley… while the bulk of the showers are found well off to our west, closer to the storm system and cold front.
Over the next 48 hours, the low pressure will struggle to move eastward, due to a large upper level ridge over eastern Canada. The result is going to be multiple days of low clouds, patchy drizzle and spotty showers. Temps along that time will be consistently between the upper 60s and mid 70s due to the low clouds, fog, and spot drizzle. During that time, peeks of sun are likely, but they’ll also be rather limited.
Late on Thursday and into Friday… we’ll finally see the front push into our area. This will bring a period of steady, heavier rain to the Hudson Valley. The timing is tricky due to the blocking ridge slowing the front… but it seems like the rain associated with the front should reach our region between 6pm and 12am Thursday night… and should exit the region before noon on Friday. We’ll have to fine tune the timeline as we get closer. But it looks like anywhere from 1 to 2.5 inches of rain could be possible.
More updates to follow as we get closer. Have a great Wednesday afternoon.

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