An upper level low pressure system continues to roll across the eastern United States, and it’s spinning up some wet weather for our Thursday.
Cloudy skies and scattered showers will kick off our Thursday across the Hudson Valley. Bands of rain are pushing from the southwest to the northeast, and will continue to feed moisture northward… into the Hudson Valley. That will translate into periods of light to moderate rain across the entire Hudson Valley during the morning hours. There could be a period of moderate rain, and even a rumble or two of thunder around the mid day hour… as the atmospheric instability increases across our area.
As the moisture continues to push northward this afternoon, we should see our showers in the Hudson Valley become more scattered and lighter in nature. By the evening commute, things begin to taper off… but the threat of scattered showers will be with us through the evening hours…
You can see on the simulation for 8pm tonight, that there is a low pressure system over Maryland, and it will continue pushing northeastward overnight. It won’t be until that low pressure is to our northeast that we’ll begin to fully dry out… so the threat for scattered showers will persist through most of the night.
We should begin to see some improvements on Friday, but not by leaps and bounds. For Friday, we expect considerable cloudiness with a chance for a few spotty rain showers during the day. After seeing high temperatures struggle to reach 60° on Thursday, we should see afternoon highs on Friday into the mid and upper 60s across the Hudson Valley… much of that depends on how quickly the upper level low pressure moves. If it lingers a bit longer, Friday could see temps struggle into the low 60s… if the system departs quicker, highs on Friday could push into the low 70s… so we’ll have to wait and see.
So grab the rain gear, and have a great Thursday everyone!