An arctic cold front is racing across the country, dropping temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below average across the middle of the country. That cold chill is heading our way.
SATURDAY …. won’t be too cold compared to averages for mid March. We will see clouds give way to increasing sunshine and winds will gradually become more gusty out of the WNW. Highs will climb into the upper 40s, which is close to average for this time of year. A late day or early evening snow flurry or snow squall can’t be ruled out, but only a dusting to an inch is expected in the Catskills, the valley won’t see any accumulation.
SATURDAY NIGHT …. Clouds with a potential snow squall before midnight, followed by winds increasing out of the WNW and temps will begin to tumble into the 20s. Gusts 20 to 35mph will make for wind chills in the upper teens and low 20s overnight.
SUNDAY …. a blustery and very cold Sunday across the region, with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs won’t get out of the 30s, roughly 10 degrees below average for this time of year. Factor in the winds gusting 20 to 30mph out of the NW and we’ll see wind chills stuck in the 20s all day around the region.
Of course as the luck of the Irish would have it… with many St. Patrick’s Day activities planned for the weekend, you’ll really want to bundle up to stay warm… so you can enjoy the day’s outdoor activities. Temps will quickly rebound as we head into the work week… with highs by mid week expected to be approaching 60°!
Have a great weekend Hudson Valley!