A beautiful, early fall preview for the Hudson Valley on Saturday. We’ll have partly to mostly sunny skies, and a cool northerly flow. Winds out of the NW will be fairly steady, and gust up to 15 or 20mph at times. This reinforcing breeze out of the north, will keep our afternoon highs roughly 10 degrees below average for early September. Expect afternoon highs only between 65° and 70° in most locations. An early October preview.
**Update 2pm: Well… when you focus on Irma, you might be inclined to miss the increasing clouds filtering into the Hudson Valley from the northwest. So instead of mostly sunny skies, we’ve got mostly cloudy skies. Aside from the lack of sunshine, the rest of the forecast looks good… just wanted to comment quickly on the lack of sunshine across parts of the HV today. -Bill-
So while we have tranquil and cool weather locally, the nation’s eyes are focused on Florida. Hurricane Irma is still a strong category 4 hurricane, with winds of 130mph as of Saturday morning. The likely track has shifted a bit further west, with landfall likely between Tampa and Naples. The east coast of Florida looks likely to be spared the worst case scenario, but they will still feel the effects of this major hurricane.
We have produced a detailed video if you’d like to watch, it’s 7 minutes and 30 seconds long, but gives our latest in depth thoughts on Irma’s track and potential impacts.
HURRICANE IRMA : SATURDAY MORNING DISCUSSION