Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a few scattered light showers possible. High in the upper 40s to low 50s. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday Night: Clearing skies, diminishing wind, and quite cold. Low in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Saturday: Clouds mixed with breaks of sunshine, and chilly. High in the mid to upper 40s.
Thursday was a chilly, damp and drizzly day across the region. While clouds and drizzle dominated the weather for the day, not much rain fell. Poughkeepsie topped out at 47°, and Montgomery at 46°.
Friday will see a lot of clouds, as the wind rotates around the departing nor’easter. Strong NW winds will generate some lake effect rain and snow showers upstate and in the Catskills… one or two of those showers could make it into the valley area. Highs will be near 50°, but the winds will make it feel quite a bit cooler. Friday night could be one of the coldest nights so far this season… as much of the area should dip below freezing. Saturday looks like we’ll see some sun, but another chilly afternoon. A front pushes through Saturday night into Sunday, and a few showers are possible.
Winter is coming… and it’s coming next week. A massive storm is taking shape up near Alaska. I can’t remember where I read it… but the term “meteorological bomb” is a very fitting term to describe this arctic storm with hurricane force winds.
For perspective, Hurricane Sandy’s lowest pressure was 940mb… so this storm is like Sandy on steroids. This storm will help to buckle the Jet Stream to our north… and in about 7 days, the impacts will be felt down stream, in the Hudson Valley. Here’s a preliminary look at the kind of temperatures we’re looking at:
Alex and I are watching this pattern closely, to see how it will unfold. Once the cold invades the US… all we need is some moisture and… snow. One of the questions we’re getting a lot already… is when do we think the first snowfall will be. We’re watching a potential storm for right around the 15th of this month. Now… 10 days away, it’s too early to hang your hat on anything. We’ll continue to track this with you, but the pattern that will be setting up in the next 10 days, will definitely set the table for some interesting weather before Thanksgiving… and that includes the potential for snow.
On that note… I’m calling it a night. I was just trying to find some information online, and I stumbled onto a random “winter forecast” on YouTube. They were using a satire news article as the basis for their ‘official’ winter forecast. Then that led me to some truly off the wall stuff, including some guy claiming that proof of an ancient collision between the earth and moon can be seen by looking at cloud formations. After I used both hands to pick my jaw up off the floor, I have come to a realization… I should just stick to the weather, and steer clear of the crazies. Hope you have a great end to the work week!