Spring can’t come soon enough! We’re not talking about Spring as it appears on the calendar… we’re talking about real… spring… weather. Saturday was another day where Mother Nature rubbed salt in the wounds of winter across the Hudson Valley. A weak disturbance spent much of the day tossing light to moderate snow across our area… especially near and east of the Hudson River. Some areas saw a dusting to a half inch or so on unpaved surfaces.
But it was the combination of the snow AND the cold… that made Saturday truly rotten. A north/northeast wind kept Saturday’s temperatures pinned in the mid 30s (Poughkeepsie’s high = 36°). Yet another day where the highs were nearly 20 degrees below average! Even the most hearty of the winter weather lovers are fed up, sick of it… and ready for spring.
Sunday we’ll get the sunshine back. We’re looking at mostly sunny skies, with barely a cloud in the sky. However… here are your projected afternoon temperatures across the valley…
Even with the late March sunshine… the best we’re looking at on Sunday is the low to mid 40s. Before some of you go and say, “That’s not too bad.”… allow us to remind you that the average high temperature is 53°. That makes Sunday a good 10 degrees below average! It’s another case of the HV experiencing such a rotten winter, that even when temperatures are well below average… many people think it’s “not too bad”.
Monday we’ll see another weak system pass to the north of the Hudson Valley, and that could touch off some rain and snow showers late Sunday night and Monday. It’s looking a bit unsettled to kick off the work week. Complete forecast details can be found on the HVW 5 Day Forecast… so as usual, please check there for more details.
I plan on taking a look at Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night’s potential weather event… but the Weather Peanut is waking from her slumber, and she’s about to DEMAND her midnight bottle. So I’ll have to try and get to it later. In the meantime… at the end of the Saturday Outlook, we take a preliminary look at the potential. Not too much has changed… but the track is very uncertain, and the system could pass to our south. In the event I don’t return to post on it… please feel free to review yesterday’s post for more details.