The frontal boundary that pushed through on Tuesday continues to linger off the east coast, and the result has been cloudiness and spot showers pushing their way back near the NY/CT border this morning. Aside from a spot shower, the Hudson Valley should remain dry on this Thursday. Expect the clouds to mix with increasing sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours. Despite the dry conditions, it will be quite chilly for sure. Our winds have shifted out of the NW, and that has ushered in some much cooler, much more seasonable air into the area. Highs on Thursday will struggle to reach 60° across the valley… likely holding in the mid to upper 50s through the day.
The chilly air mass will moderate a little bit as we approach the weekend. The winds will shift around to the southwest, and pull in some slightly warmer air. Friday looks cool… with temps around 60°. Saturday should see sunshine mixing with clouds, as temperatures warm up near 70° for afternoon highs. Not too bad at all for the end of October.
By Sunday, a major storm system will push into the Hudson Valley.
Another strong trough will dig into the eastern US. As it does, a low pressure system will rapidly develop along the coast and push northward. This storm will have a LOT of moisture to work with, and a widespread, soaking, heavy rain seems likely for Sunday. We’ll have details to iron out as we get closer… but a wind driven heavy rain is possible.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are absolutely possible. If you have plans for Sunday… you’re going to want to factor in a stormy day to the equation. We’ll have more details as we get closer.
Have a great Thursday!