A very informal, mid-day Father’s Day edition of the daily outlook… as I ran into internet problems late Saturday night, and couldn’t get the files uploaded. And… since it is Father’s Day, the weather wife let me sleep in. Being a father of 2… that’s the best present I could ever ask for!!
So… the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill rolled through the HV last night… and as is always the case with tropical systems, there were surprises. The most notable… is that our northern areas outperformed our southern areas, which is pretty much the opposite of what we were expecting.
Never underestimate the power of the Catskills. When the moisture from TS Bill pushed into our area, the Catskills caused the air to rise just a bit more, enhancing the rainfall over Columbia, Greene, N. Dutchess, and N. Ulster counties. Kingston has reported 2.02″, but that was before the rain had ended.
Meanwhile, the rainfall broke up a bit to our south, and the NYC area… which was expected to see higher rainfall totals, and had Flash Flood Watches posted… actually only saw around half an inch of rain (according to radar estimates). The rainfall we received, was welcomed with open arms… as much of the HV remains in a moderate drought situation. I can’t help but think that will change with the next report that comes out Thursday.
So looking to the rest of today… Father’s Day. We’ve already got sunshine breaking through the clouds from time to time, and that theme should continue…
Also, in the wake of our tropical system… will be some tropical air. It will be quite humid for our Father’s Day, and high temperatures will make their way into the mid 80s.
So get out there and enjoy your Father’s Day… I know that I’m about to go do so. Before I do… there is a threat of thunderstorms this afternoon. While the severe threat is rather low… we’ll need to monitor the situation as it develops.
With all this humid air across the Hudson Valley… the sunshine and heat will only serve to destabilize the atmosphere. Here’s a glance at the projected radar for 5pm today…
This HRRR model has showers and storms blossoming all across the Hudson Valley as early as 3pm… so we’ll have the threat as we move thru the day. As always… we’ll have rapid updates on the Facebook page, and updates here as possible. The 5 Day Forecast has all the other details, so please check it out for more info… have a GREAT afternoon!
HVW 5 Day Forecast