After 2 gorgeous, comfortable… almost early autumn days… summer will begin to make a return to the Hudson Valley…
Clouds will be more of a weather feature than the past day or two. Even so… sunshine will continue to mix with the clouds. Winds will shift lightly out of the southwest… and that will slowly allow the humidity and heat to build. On Saturday, humidity levels should remain comfortable… but the heat will rise a bit. It will feel more like summer… but not oppressive by any stretch.
Sunday appears likely to have the heat and humidity come into play a bit more. Temps could crack the 90° mark, and the humidity could feel rather uncomfortable. So get ready for a few more summer days coming our way.
The heat should last into next week. For more details, please check the HVW 5 Day Forecast
We did a brief analysis of the potential for Tropical Storm Erika in the Thursday post… and things have changed quite a bit. Tropical Storm Erika was originally expected to intensify quite a bit, becoming a major threat for the east coast. As of Friday night… it now appears that Erika will struggle to intensify to a minimal hurricane, likely staying as a tropical storm…
You can see that the storm is much weaker than what we showed in the Thursday post. That’s due to the track being a bit further west than initially expected… and the environment over the Bahamas being less favorable for development. Wind shear will likely be enough to cause the storm to fall apart as fast as it’s trying to come together. So while the winds likely won’t intensify… the rain associated with the system will be the primary concern. Heavy, flooding rains could hit Florida. Something we’ll continue to monitor in the coming days.
For now… Erika will continue to fight for survival in the Bahamas. We’ll keep analyzing this, and let you know if there is any reason for the Hudson Valley to pay close attention.