Sunday: Clouds mixing with sun, breezy and cold with a stray shower possible. High only in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Sunday Night: Clearing skies, calming wind and quite cold. Frost likely, with a hard freeze possible. Low in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Monday: Sunshine mixing with clouds, slight chance for a late day shower. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday was a rather forgettable day in terms of the weather. Clouds dominated the sky, and while there were a few peeks of sun, there were also a few showers scattered around the area as well. Poughkeepsie’s high temperature was 68°, but much of the day was spent in the low to mid 60s with a light breeze. It was definitely a day of transition…
Sunday, the transition will be complete. A stiff northwest wind will combine with a good deal of clouds, and temperatures will struggle just to get into the 50s. It’s going to feel every bit of autumn across the region, so be sure to have a jacket or sweater handy.
But the real story is Sunday night. The winds die down, the skies clear out a bit, and temps will plunge into the 30s during the evening. As of Saturday night, a “freeze watch” is already in effect for Orange and Putnam counties, and by the temperatures above, you can see the cold means business. We’re expecting widespread frost, and even a hard freeze is possible… as temps likely are near or below freezing to kick off our Monday morning. Anyone with sensitive plants will want to take proper precaution.
Monday looks to get off to a cold, but decent start, and clouds will roll in by later in the day as a weak system pushes in from the Great Lakes. It will bring clouds and scattered showers by Monday night and Tuesday. Then things get tricky… as the storm moves off the east coast. It essentially will become a nor’easter, but will have no steering current. This storm has the potential to ruin the week in terms of weather, as it could linger straight thru Friday. The big question, is where does it stall out? Is it close enough to the coast to give us clouds and showers all week… or is it farther off the coast, keeping the bulk of the rain over the ocean. Something we’ll be watching each day.
Alex shared an article that was written about HVW on the Facebook page Friday evening. The article can be found here. We just want to thank the Kingston Times, Carrie Jones Ross and Phyllis McCabe for all taking the time and energy to put the article together. Alex and I are very excited about the future of HVW, and we hope some of that comes across in this article. The article also gives you a little behind the scenes info on Alex and me. So, it’s time for me to end this post, as there is more work to do. We’ll have updates on the Facebook page if any more frost or freeze advisories get posted. Otherwise… see you back here Sunday night!