We’ve had an incredible run of brutal, arctic air. The last time the mercury was above freezing was Christmas day, a full 14 days ago. Thankfully, we’re on the tail end of this bitter blast. On Monday, we’ll get close to the freezing mark… but should still fall a couple degrees short.
How cold has it been this month? Take a quick look at the almanac from Sunday… which shows the month of January so far.
The first 7 days of January have been 16 degrees below average! It has been frigid not only in the Hudson Valley… but for the entire eastern half of the United States…
So yes… it’s been incredibly bitter. But we’re going to be bouncing back in the next few days… bit by bit. That starts on Monday, where afternoon highs climb into the upper 20s. But in addition to the slightly warmer temperatures on Monday, we’ll see a period of light snow enter the region by early to mid afternoon…
You’ll notice the light snow expected to show up on radar by 3 or 4pm. This band should be weak, and not last too long. But the timing could be close to sunset in parts of the region, in addition to the evening commute. So even though this snow shouldn’t amount to much more than a dusting to a half inch… it’s wise to plan for some slick spots during the evening commute.
You’ll notice on the snowfall simulation, less than a half inch of snow is expected in Poughkeepsie and Middletown. So it’s really more about the timing of the event than the size of the event. Just something to keep in mind if you have plans to be on the roads Monday afternoon. We’ll have updates on the Facebook page as it develops… but a few slick spots are possible on area roadways.
So we get close to freezing on Monday, but at the expense of a dusting to a half inch of snow. Then on Tuesday, we should crack the freezing mark for the 1st time in 14 days. But then things really begin to warm up for the 2nd half of the week. By Thursday and Friday, we could be talking about high temperatures in the upper 40s, to near 50! Some big changes heading our way… Have a great Monday!