The warmth will increase across the Hudson Valley on Sunday. Unfortunately, so will the clouds…
Mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions will be on the menu for Sunday. A strong SW wind that will persist at anywhere between 5 and 15mph at times, will also gust over 20mph at times. That’s going to help pull temperatures up into the upper 70s for highs on Sunday. On the downside, a widespread region of low clouds will try and hang on for most of the day on Sunday. The best chance for breaks of sun, will be into the Catskills. With a little luck, the peeks of sun will push further south, into the middle of the valley. So mostly cloudy skies should be expected, but things look dry for the entire region until after dark tonight.
A strong cold front will push into the region after dark. With it, will come a line of showers and thunderstorms. That line of storms seems likely to weaken considerably after dark. By the time it reaches the HV… it could just be some scattered showers for parts of the area. We’ll monitor the line of showers tonight, because we could use a downpour of rain in the area.
In the wake of the front… Monday looks MUCH different. We’ll have increasing sunshine and windy conditions. A northwest wind at 5 to 10mph, will gust over 20mph at times, and usher in a Canadian air mass. Highs on Monday, will struggle to reach the 60° mark in most places. Then, at night… the wind should die down… and the first widespread frost or freeze of the season is possible.
The low temperatures on this map are rather aggressive… and could be 2 or 3 degrees too cold. But even so… lows in the 32° to 36° range would mean a widespread frost for the valley areas. We’ve been discussing this for a few days… so hopefully anyone with sensitive plants has begun to plan accordingly. If not… here’s your alert. The coldest night of the year thus far, awaits us on Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Have a great Sunday!!