Monday: More clouds than sunshine… bitter cold. High 20° to 25°. SW wind 5 to 10mph.
Monday Night: Variable cloudiness and very cold. Low in the mid teens. Calm south wind.
Tuesday: Cloudy… light snow possible during the afternoon (50% chance). High in the low 30s. SW wind 5 to 10mph. A dusting to an inch possible by sunset.
It’s quite a frigid morning across the Hudson Valley… with Poughkeepsie reaching 0° at 7am. All across the region, temperatures are in the single digits to start Monday… in a cold snap that hasn’t gotten a lot of hype. We’ve talked about the cold a good bit last week, but with all the attention focused on the storm that clipped the southern Hudson Valley on Saturday… the cold played second fiddle again.
But make no mistake, it’s been COLD. Saturday’s high in Poughkeepsie was 20°… and Sunday temps ‘surged’ all the way up to 24°. Monday should be very similar… with highs struggling into the low 20s, under a mix of clouds and sun at times.
Even with the cold, our attention has turned toward our next storm threat… and pending warm up. A storm system will push in from the Northwest… and could bring some snow for the afternoon on Tuesday…
A warm front will push across the Hudson Valley, and with so much cold air in place… some overrunning snow could break out. We’ll have to watch the timing and intensity of this snow band… as well as the exact location of it. The current timing appears to be between 11am to 4pm on Tuesday… and the snow amounts appear to be less than an inch. The location is also important, because there is a chance only the northern HV gets impacted by this first band Tuesday afternoon. We’ll have to keep watch…
As the storm gets closer Tuesday night, more precipitation will reach the HV, and that could spread a period of snow and sleet into the valley before midnight. But as mentioned, a warm front will have passed through, and temps will be rising overnight. By midnight, it appears that many places will be pushing above freezing. By the Wednesday AM commute, it should be all rain across the valley. However, as we’ve seen in the Hudson Valley, some times temperatures struggle to rise in these events… so we’ll keep you posted on the situation as it develops.
Have a great Monday everyone!!