After Poughkeepsie hit a high temperature of 95° on Wednesday… we’ll see some big changes on Thursday. But not before the heat builds one more time…
Thursday doesn’t look quite as hot as the past 2 days… and that could be due to the increased cloud cover we expect on Thursday. Clouds should increase in advance of the frontal boundary… that could hold temps down a bit (as shown in the forecast map above). Should the sun do a better job of burning thru the clouds… we could hit 90° once again.
But the timing of our cold front looks to be a bit faster than originally thought.
A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to form along the frontal boundary, and move thru the Hudson Valley. It now seems that anytime between 12pm and 4pm, the Hudson valley could see some stormy weather. The further northwest you live, the closer to 12pm… and closer to 4pm in southeast areas.
Due to the changing wind directions along this frontal boundary, a few of these storms could become severe. There is roughly a 5% chance that a storm within 25miles of your location could contain a damaging wind gust. In addition to the severe potential, these storms could also contain small hail and heavy downpours. As always, we will track these storms as they move thru the area… but you can also track them on the HVW Interactive Radar.
Beyond Thursday… lovers of summer time weather are going to be in their glory. The front will exit the Hudson Valley, taking with it… all of the humidity, but leaving a good portion of the heat. We expect afternoon highs between 85° and 90°, and low humidity… for several days. Sounds pretty great.
For complete details, please review the HVW 5 Day Forecast … where you can find all the details on the next 5 days. Otherwise, have a terrific Thursday!