High pressure is building into the region, this will bring dry conditions and warmer than average temps through Saturday. Expect lots of sunshine for Thursday, Friday and continuing into Saturday. Highs on Thursday will run 55° to 60°… and on Friday and Saturday, they will flirt with, or exceed 60°, which is roughly 5° to 10° above average. Those of us with final preparations to make before temperatures take a nose dive, have 3 days to take care of business. That’s because big changes are in store for the second half of the weekend into Monday…
Saturday night, a low pressure system associated with an arctic cold front will swing through the Hudson Valley. This will touch off scattered showers and even some wet snow showers, as the air masses collide. By Sunday morning, the temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s, and won’t move much during the day. That’s because winds will howl out of the northwest at 10 to 20mph, gusting to 30mph on Sunday. So while temperatures may be in the mid 40s… the wind chill will make it feel like the low to mid 30s.
On top of that, we’ll have scattered flurries across the valley… and scattered snow showers and squalls in the Catskills. The cold chill will extend into Monday, as highs struggle to get out of the 30s, and winds continue to howl out of the NW… making for wind chills in the 20s all day Monday.
There is also a storm system we’re watching for mid week next week, right around Thanksgiving. The track and strength of the storm has been very inconsistent. With the upcoming invasion of arctic air, we’ll have to keep an eye on the potential for some wintry precipitation. Right now, it’s much too uncertain to say how things will play out… but it does appear that we’ll have to watch the Wednesday-Thursday time period next week closely.
Winter is about to give us a shot in the arm, Hudson Valley… But before that happens, we have 3 outstanding autumn days ahead. Enjoy them while you can!
Complete details on the forecast available in the HVW 5 DAY FORECAST