Thursday : Mostly cloudy, warm and humid. Scattered showers possible during the morning, with scattered thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. High in the upper 70s to low 80s. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday Night : An isolated evening thunderstorm, followed by clearing skies and cooler, drier air. Low in the upper 40s to low 50s. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday : Partly cloudy and comfortable, with low humidity. High in the low to mid 70s.
Wednesday was right where we expect temperatures to be for this time of year, with Poughkeepsie reaching a high of 78°.
We’ll see the winds become more southerly by Thursday morning… pulling additional humidity into the Hudson Valley. Thursday is a warm and sticky day across the region, with mostly cloudy skies, and a few spotty morning showers can’t be ruled out. A strong cold front will approach the Hudson Valley during the afternoon, which could touch off a few scattered thunderstorms. It looks as if these storms will be few in number, and widely scattered, so many of us will not see much (if any) rain. We will have updates on the Facebook page as things develop Thursday afternoon, but please feel free to track the storms yourself on the HVW interactive radar.
Looking to the weekend… behind the front, we’ll see cooler conditions for Friday into Saturday. A secondary cold front could push through the northeast on Saturday. Along with that front, could come some clouds and a few spotty showers. At the moment, it’s not looking like an organized rain event on Saturday, but clouds could fill the sky. We’ll watch it as we get closer, but Saturday could be a bit gray. Sunday looks like the better of the two days… with autumn-like conditions and partly cloudy skies.
Finally… on a non-weather related note… today (Thursday) is the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As each year goes by… 9/11 becomes more and more of a distant memory to many Americans. But residents of the Hudson Valley were hit especially hard that day, as so many of us knew people who were lost… or people who experienced loss. We just want to take a brief moment and remember those who were lost, and send thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of all the victims. We will never forget… God Bless America!