Sunday : Mostly sunny and chilly with a light breeze. High near 60°.
Sunday Night : Clear and cold. Low in the mid to upper 30s.
Monday : Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. High in the mid to upper 60s.
Finally… some much needed rainfall across the Hudson Valley. Saturday was a soaker in the sense that it featured a long… steady… light rain. On and off periods of showers fell from before sunrise into mid afternoon. Poughkeepsie saw 0.27″ inches of rain, and the Orange County Airport in Montgomery saw 0.47″. You can see in the radar estimated rainfall image from the National Weather Service (below), that the saga continues… once again, the heaviest rainfall fell to our east and to our west. Over the immediate Hudson Valley, in general, 0.20″ to 0.50″ of rain fell. While in eastern PA, between 0.50″ and 0.75″ of rain fell on average. Even worse, off to our east in Connecticut, widespread rainfall of 0.75″ to 1.50″ of rain fell.
Looking toward Sunday, a much different story. Brilliant sunshine and blue skies… but also an autumn air mass. Highs will struggle to reach 60°, and there will be a slight breeze out of the west, making it feel that much more like Fall. A very chilly night shaping up for Sunday night, as you can see in the top graphic. The GFS computer model has temps in the mid to upper 30s as the cold air really filters into the Hudson Valley. The winds will be light out of the west / southwest, so that is probably the only thing saving us from a widespread frost. Monday looks much nicer… just in time for the work week. Temps should get into the mid and upper 60s, under partly cloudy skies.
The next chance for rain showers appears to be on Tuesday, as a weak disturbance moves thru the eastern half of the US. Anyone with plans on Tuesday, may want to keep an eye on the forecast.
On that note… time to get some rest. Spent the day at our friend’s son’s 2nd birthday party. It was a great time, and then spent the rest of the afternoon with the weather munchkin. Sunday is hopefully going to feature some apple and pumpkin picking. If I can get a good picture, I’ll share it Sunday evening. Very busy, but tons of fun. Hope your Sunday is awesome!