After the sunshine of Friday, we’ve seen clouds push back into the Hudson Valley for our Saturday. But not before it got very cold overnight. Morning lows fell to around 20° in many parts of the region, thanks to calm winds and mainly clear skies for most of the night. So we’re starting off Saturday with a bit of a chill. After a brief passing snow shower in the morning… we’ll see mostly cloudy skies for the late morning and early afternoon hours. But the threat of rain showers will be on the rise after lunchtime today…
This simulated radar for 4pm, shows that the showers are just pushing into the Hudson Valley at this time. So to be on the safe side… expect the chances of a shower to increase after 2pm, with widespread showers likely by 4pm and toward sunset.
The scattered light to moderate rain showers will continue through the evening hours and into the overnight. But rainfall amounts aren’t expected to be too heavy overall.
Rainfall totals generally around a half inch are expected, so nothing too heavy. The real story later today and tonight, will be the wind…
The winds will increase substantially out of the south tonight, in advance of our storm system. Persistent winds of around 10mph are expected, with gusts over 30mph pretty common around the Hudson Valley. A quick look at the wind gust map for later tonight (around midnight), and you can see that widespread gusts around 40mph are projected. That could cause some spotty power outages, and lead to some outdoor objects not being where you left them in the morning. So make sure you tie down any loose items. The other impact of these strong winds, will be rising temperatures. Temperatures during the day on Saturday will likely hold in the mid 40s. But after dark, with a strong south wind… temperatures should climb into the low 50s by Sunday morning.
Sunday looks just as blustery as Saturday, but with winds shifting out of the NW instead of the south. That will mean an increasing chill in the air as the afternoon progresses. Temps will start the day in the low 50s on Sunday, but fall into the low and mid 40s by late in the day. With a howling NW wind expected, that will lead to wind chills in the 30s for much of the afternoon on Sunday.
A roller coaster weekend ahead. Make sure you plan accordingly. Have a great day!