Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy and cool. A spot afternoon shower possible. High in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and rather chilly. Low in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Friday: Sunshine mixed with clouds. High in the low to mid 70s.
So here’s something different (sarcasm)… a cool, Canadian air mass. This one may feel a bit different than the previous ones, in that the temps will likely be noticeably cooler than our previous Canadian air masses. An upper level low pressure continues to spin in southern Canada, and that counter clockwise rotation translates into a flow out of the northwest for the Hudson Valley. The breeze will kick up a bit on Thursday, and temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 70s… despite a fair amount of sunshine.
Thursday night is looking quite cool. If we can get some clear skies and calm winds (which there is a decent chance of), we could drop into the upper 40s across parts of the area (even cooler in higher elevations). It gets interesting, because the record low temperature Friday morning in Poughkeepsie is 47° (set in 1964)… and if you look at the map, the projected low temperature in Poughkeepsie would tie the record. Just something to watch, as chilly air infiltrates the Hudson Valley.
Friday looks a couple degrees warmer… but it’s looking like another day that more closely resembles mid September than mid August. It will be a great day to be outside, low humidity, a light breeze… but those of you looking for heat… well, your wait continues. The weekend looks like a 50/50 weekend… meaning, Saturday looks pretty good (similar to Thursday and Friday)… while Sunday is looking rather unsettled with scattered showers, and cool air. We’ll keep watching it… and update you each day as we get closer.
So, looking back at our storm… we saw next to nothing at my house in the outskirts of Pine Bush. As Alex showed on the Facebook page, the Hudson Valley was surrounded by substantial rainfall. In fact, there are multiple posts about the historic rainfall event down in Long Island, as well as graphics showing how the Hudson Valley escaped almost any measurable rainfall. Some good stuff… if you’re interested, you should check them out.
I keep telling myself that I’m going to post shorter updates… and get to bed before midnight. Well… it’s 12:10am, and clearly… I’m still awake. I promised my wife that joining HVW was going to mean less time spent on the weather. I actually think the opposite has occurred. I’m having so much fun working with Alex… and I’m so determined to give you guys 110%… that I’m working harder and having even more fun than before. But, in an attempt to get a good night’s sleep (6 hours), I’m wrapping this post up. Have a great Thursday everyone…