That’s the question you’re here to have answered, and as often is the case in the weather world, the answer is not super simple.
As of Wednesday afternoon we’ve got some beautiful spring weather in the Hudson Valley. A mix of clouds and sun, with temps in the low to mid 70s. Fantastic mid May weather! The questions have to do with those high clouds you see in the sky. Those high clouds are related to an onshore flow off the Atlantic, resulting from the after effects of last weekend’s coastal storm. That storm stalled over the Atlantic, and is drifting SW toward the southeast US coastline as it weakens. The resulting onshore flow will cause high clouds to push into the east coast of the US… and the big question is just how many clouds we see. Some guidance suggests Thursday and Friday are mainly cloudy with a few spotty rain showers, and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s… while other guidance suggests the clouds are similar to Wednesday, giving the region a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Which solution is correct, we’ll have to tweak the forecast as we get closer. But the important take away is we’ll be mainly dry heading into the weekend. We could see a fair number of clouds, even a spot shower or two, and maybe some patchy areas of drizzle are possible, but none of the days look to be a ‘washout’. We’ll try to focus in on the details as we get closer. Have a great afternoon!