Friday: Morning light snow tapers off to scattered flurries. Otherwise, cloudy… turning windy and colder. High in the low 30s during the morning… falling into the teens by sunset. Additional snow accumulation less than an inch. NW Wind at 10 to 20mph… with wind chills in the single digits.
Friday Night: Clearing skies, breezy and very cold. Low 0° to 5°. Northwest winds at 5 to 10mph with gusts over 20mph, leading to brutally cold wind chills between 0° and -20°.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, breezy and bitter cold. High in the upper teens to low 20s. Northwest wind at 5 to 15mph… wind chills in the single digits.
A pretty brutal start to our Thursday across the Hudson Valley. The coldest morning of the season so far, at least in Poughkeepsie… where the temperature fell to -5°! Temps moderated to the freezing mark, in what was a very cold day across the HV… winter has settled in, and is going no where.
Light snow will fall during the morning on Friday, and by the time it’s all said and done… a dusting to 2 or 3 inches appear likely. Once the snow tapers off… then the real misery begins. Powerful winds gust out of the north / northwest late in the day, and they’ll do 2 things:
- Drop temperatures from the low 30s, down thru the 20s, and into the upper teens after sunset.
- Set the stage for some ugly wind chills in the single digits during the afternoon, and as cold as -20° overnight
So a very cold Saturday… and for that matter, weekend… await us. For complete details, check out the HVW 5 Day Forecast
Sunday Night / Monday Storm Threat
While there is still a fair amount of uncertainty for Sunday night and Monday… the setup hasn’t changed. Two pieces of energy will interact over the central US. How strong the pieces of energy are, will determine where the newly formed storm will track. We’ll have to watch and see if the HV can dodge another bullet… and keep the storm to the south.