After a couple cool days to close out the work week, we’re going to warm things up for the weekend. But that warmth will come with a little instability.
A southerly flow will pull some clouds and moisture into the Hudson Valley early on Saturday. The result could be a period of rain showers for the southern half of the region.
You can see on this simulated satellite and radar image, that there are widespread showers near and south of I-84 expected Saturday morning. The further south you go, the better chance of showers. So anyone with morning plans on Saturday, might have a few showers to deal with.
As the day unfolds, the scattered showers should push to our east, and we’ll begin to see clouds mix with a few breaks of sun. A wind out of the south will help pull afternoon highs near or just above 70°, a bit warm for mid October. Except for the threat of morning showers, and good deal of cloudiness, Saturday looks like a fairly nice… mid October day.
Sunday should do even better… with the SW wind really surging. Clouds should mix with breaks of sunshine, and afternoon highs in the upper 70s to near 80°. That warmth builds out ahead of a sharp cold front that pushes through Sunday evening… bringing more scattered showers and even a thunderstorm to the Hudson Valley on Sunday evening. We’ll have much colder air in the region behind that cold front for the start of the work week.
Frost or Freeze Possible Monday Night / Tuesday Morning
We continue to watch the potential for the Hudson Valley’s first widespread frost or freeze Monday night into Tuesday morning. This graphic is a day old, but still fairly representative of what we might see. Widespread lows in the low to mid 30s are possible with the coldest air mass of the season thus far. Anyone with sensitive plants will want to begin planning accordingly… as the odds are quite good that many places will see their first frost.
Have a great Saturday!