After some wild weather on Wednesday, we have a much quieter… but colder… day ahead for Thursday.
A very strong NW breeze will usher in clouds and a few scattered rain showers across the Hudson Valley. It’s even cold enough, that some of our higher elevations will see snow showers mixing in. This is all thanks to a very strong dip in the jet stream (at least for late April). Cold air is diving out of Canada, and the northern half of the US is experiencing well below average temperatures.
How cold? Well… the Average High in Poughkeepsie for today is 64°, here are the projected highs for today…
High temperatures on Thursday are projected to be 10 to 20 degrees below average across the region. Couple that with the strong winds out of the northwest… and it’s going to feel more like early March than late April.
Those of us who have already begun the growing season need to pay close attention tonight. Temperatures are projected to dip near or below freezing across the Hudson Valley Thursday night…
Areas to our south (northern NJ) have Freeze Warnings posted for tonight. The primary reason that our area doesn’t have any frost or freeze advisories… is because the growing season technically has not begun. If you’ve tried to get a jump on the growing season this year… you’ll want to take the necessary precautions over the next few nights… as frosts and freezes are certainly on the table.
For complete details, please check out the HVW 5 Day Forecast… have a great Thursday!