Friday: Mix of clouds and sunshine, breezy and cool. High in the mid 70s.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Low in the upper 40s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and comfortable. High in the mid to upper 70s.
The below normal temperatures continue as we close out the work week. Poughkeepsie saw a high temperature of 77° on Thursday, which is 6° below the average high temperature of 83°. Not cold by any stretch, but cooler than what we’ve come to expect in the month of August.
A couple nice days ahead, as Friday and Saturday both look quite nice. Both days look dry, with a few more clouds on Friday than on Saturday. Both days also should see highs in the mid 70s. Considering the middle of August usually has highs in the mid 80s with higher levels of humidity… the start of the weekend is looking quite nice. Friday night’s temperatures are looking quite chilly. We’re probably looking at lows in the upper 40s to low 50s… but if the conditions are right (clear skies, calm winds), we could see lows in the mid 40s in some places. Any way you slice it, it’s a chilly night.
Sunday looks mostly cloudy with some scattered showers. The day isn’t looking like a washout by any stretch… but it’s got the look of an unsettled and gray day. We’ll take another look at it Friday night, to see if Sunday’s looking any better. Another thing I plan on doing over this weekend is putting together some statistics for you on this summer and how it compares to average. I’ve seen a lot of questions and comments about how cool this summer has been, so hopefully we’ll take a look at that over the weekend.
Well… another work week is in the books. It’s taken me about 3 hours to do this update tonight. That’s due to a combination of 2 things: One… I’ve been tinkering with a format for the temperature image in this post. I’m just trying different looks that don’t require me to take an arts and crafts course; and Two… I just spent the past couple hours watching the movie Predators on FXM. Nothing like being completely distracted while you work… and I’m a sucker for lame action / sci-fi movies. Oh well… what can you do? I’m going to bed… you all have a great Friday! TGIF!