We had a slow start to our weekend across the Hudson Valley on Saturday… with clouds and a few light showers scattered around the region. But by late morning and early afternoon… the clouds burned off, and the temperatures rebounded nicely. Poughkeepsie’s high temperature of 75°… was just a degree or two below average… but was extremely comfortable for anyone with outdoor plans.
As we move into Sunday… as far as the weather is concerned… we’ve got another winner lined up…
Bright sunshine to start the day… with some high clouds pushing in as the day wears on. And in terms of temperatures… you can’t do much better than this (unless you want hot beach weather)…
So it shouldn’t be too hard to enjoy our Sunday weather… a gorgeous late spring day.
Monday we’ll see some changes across the Hudson Valley. A strong southerly breeze will pull up some considerable humidity and warmth. Temps likely top out near 80°, which isn’t too bad… but the humidity will likely make for a muggy day. That usually spells trouble, in the form of an unstable atmosphere… and Monday will be no different.
A cold front will approach from the northwest… and in advance of the front, thunderstorms are expected to break out. Those storms could pack a punch… but there are a lot of variables at play.
- How much sun do we get? If we get a lot of sun Monday morning, that will help fuel instability in the atmosphere. Which would increase the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms. We’ll have to monitor this on Monday.
- How fast does the frontal boundary move? The image above has the line of storms North and West of the HV at 8pm on Monday evening, because it moves the front slowly. The previous run of this same computer model… had the storms in the center of the HV by 6 or 7pm. So the movement will be key to if we see rough weather, and WHEN we see it.
- Do showers pop up ahead of the main line of storms? If this happens, it will help stabilize the atmosphere as the front approaches, reducing risk of strong to severe storms.
So it’s a tricky call with the details on Monday, but in short… anytime from 3pm and beyond… scattered showers and storms appear possible. With the greatest likelihood between 6pm and 10pm. But as we just explained… don’t hang your hat on that timeline just yet.
For all the other details on the forecast… please check out the HVW 5 Day Forecast.
I’ve been short on time lately… and by the time I get to this point in the evening, I’m pretty exhausted. So I haven’t been chatting much. That… and heck, it’s slow weather. There’s not much to discuss or speculate on… which just leaves my family life to bore you with (sarcasm… maybe). But I had a fantastic family day… and just wanted to share what I feel like is one of the Hudson Valley’s best kept secrets (at least to me… until today).
My daughter (The Weather Munchkin), had a friend’s birthday party to attend today. And the party was held at the Hudson Valley Children’s Museum. Holy cow… how did I not know about this place until today?! I’m sure there are many of you reading this, who are thinking “duh… of course that place is great.” But for those of you who either don’t have children, or just haven’t heard of this place before… “whoa” is all I have to say.
I’m pretty sure I had more fun than my daughter. Where was this place when we were younger? It’s packed full of awesome interactive activities. It’s hard to explain too well, so please check out their link for more information. The displays encourage creativity and imagination… and are just plain fun. The Weather Munckin and I built towers with giant sized Lego blocks, and then played with a giant size train set. There were the suction tubes that you could put a scarf in… and the air would blow it through a clear tube, halfway across the room. There was a fire truck display, a construction display, and even a pretend digital ATM that did everything but dispense money (sigh). Each display entertaining, but also teaching children various tools that will be helpful as they grow. I can’t believe I had never heard of this place before. We’ll be looking into a membership, because what a cool place to go when the weather is bad, or in the winter.
It’s just another example of amazing things that the Hudson Valley has to offer. My apologies for going on and on… but as you can tell, I had a wonderfully awesome Saturday with my family. And you know that feeling you get, when you feel like you discovered a secret that was right under your nose? Well, that’s me today. If I can have half as much fun with my girls on Sunday… this weekend will go down as truly awesome!
Alex and I both hope you have a wonderful Sunday!