Thursday: Cloudy and windy with scattered snow showers and flurries, and a light west wind. High in the mid 30s. Chance of snow 50%. A dusting possible in a few places.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a couple snow flurries possible. Low in the upper teens to low 20s.
Friday: Clouds mixed with sunshine… a flurry possible. High in the mid to upper 30s.
Link: Complete 5 Day Forecast
In the wake of Tuesday’s heavy valley rain… and heavy snow in the Catskills, Wednesday remained very unsettled. Snow showers rotated around a cut off upper level low pressure system, that has stalled out over New England. While most of the Hudson Valley just saw nuisance snow showers, with maybe a dusting of snow… northern parts of the area (Columbia and Greene counties) saw a period of moderate to heavy snow during the afternoon. A general 1 to 3 inches of snow fell in those areas, with some locally higher totals.
Thursday remains a bit unsettled… as the upper level low pressure continues to exit the area. Mostly cloudy skies will be the story, with a couple of snow showers and flurries possible. Unlike Wednesday, the snow showers on Thursday will be much fewer and far between than what we saw across the valley Wednesday. A few locations could pick up a coating… but otherwise no accumulation expected.
Then we finally begin to see some quieter weather as we approach the weekend. The upper low pressure exits to the east… and an area of high pressure moves in from the west:
This GFS model image tells the story. Things quiet down nicely, and we will begin a minor warm up, to temperatures that are near or slightly above average for this time of year. Some tranquil weather… just what the doctor ordered (or at least it feels that way).
So with the weather slowly quieting down… time to sign off for tonight. If anything pops up in the long range… we’ll be sure to share it with you, but with the 5 day forecast as our witness… some quiet weather will be heading toward the HV. Hope you have a great day on Thursday!