We’ve had a brutal 14 day period across the Hudson Valley, and for that matter… the entire eastern US.
But the jet stream has shifted, allowing much warmer air to push into the eastern US. That means a strong January thaw unfolding across the entire eastern US.
With a storm system well off to our west, and a strong SW flow locally… we’ll see mainly cloudy skies across the Hudson Valley on Thursday. You’ll notice on the close up of the HV, that it will be damp and unsettled… likely with areas of patchy fog and light drizzle. Considering the deep freeze we’ve been in of late… expect a much different feel with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 40s expected for most of the region.
But as that storm approaches Thursday night, it will bring considerable amounts of warmth and moisture for our Friday.
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT : Friday – Saturday
After just escaping one of the most intense cold snaps in recent memory, we could challenge a record high temperature on Friday….
Incredibly enough… temperatures on Sunday morning were around -10° in the region. We could be near 60° in some spots on Friday… a temperature increase of roughly 70° in 5 days. But that’s what you get during an active winter pattern, with dramatic shifts in the jet stream leading to wild temperature swings.
But in addition to the warmth… we’ll have periods of moderate rain on Friday from the morning and into the afternoon. That combined with the snow melt, will lead to a threat of ice jams, and flooding concerns
Then… on the back end of this storm system… early on Saturday, we could see cold air rush in as the storm exits. If the cold is fast enough, we could see the rain end as a period of freezing rain, sleet and snow Saturday morning. Something we’ll have to watch as it gets closer. A very busy pattern, and a busy next 2 to 3 days of weather. You can get the full details on the HVW 5 DAY FORECAST.
Have a great Thursday!