Tuesday : Mostly cloudy and cool. High in the low to mid 70s.
Tuesday Night : Partial clearing. Low in the low to mid 50s.
Wednesday : Clouds mixing with increasing sunshine. High in the mid to upper 70s.
Gorgeous… that’s the best way to describe Monday’s weather across the Hudson Valley. Poughkeepsie topped out at 77°, which is right about where we should be for this time of year. Sunshine mixed with clouds, as some cloudiness associated with a coastal disturbance invaded the area from time to time. All in all, it was a great day in terms of weather.
Tuesday is looking a bit more cloudy than Monday… and that’s due to a coastal disturbance off the coast of Virginia. We’ve been watching this system for several days, as for a time last week, it looked like it may develop into a tropical system. Thankfully, that has not happened, but it’s still causing some very unsettled weather in the Mid Atlantic region. That system looks to stay off the coast, meaning it’s only impacts on us will be some clouds on Tuesday. Some of those clouds will be around on Wednesday also… but it will be a constant battle between high pressure moving in from the north, and this system filtering up from the south. So periods of both sun and clouds can be expected.
Thursday we’ll see a cold front approach the area, and that could touch off some late afternoon thunderstorms in a few places, so that will be something to watch for. Behind the cold front, some cooler air for the Hudson Valley. There are a few details that will be ironed out in the coming days… because the ultimate end game is the same regardless… much colder air by the weekend. Temps could struggle to reach 70, and night time lows in the 40s. Our first stretch of fall weather appears on the horizon. We’ll fine tune the details as we get closer.
Alex and I spent a good bit of time putting out fires on Monday. A website called Empire News, that puts out satirical news stories, put out a winter outlook calling for 5 to 10 times as much snow as last year. Poughkeepsie had 59 inches of snow last winter… so based on the article, they were projecting somewhere between 300 and 600 inches of snow for the coming winter… which would mean that we’d need to track down Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid…
So we had a little fun with that… seeing how their winter forecast was effectively calling for the Hudson Valley to experience it’s next ice age. But we wanted to squash the rumors and fears quickly… because it was very easy to think it was a legitimate winter forecast. With social media being what it is… things get out of control in a hurry… and by mid day on Monday, many readers were sweating bullets.
If nothing else, this article made fans want the HVW winter forecast even more. Alex and I will be putting together the HVW winter outlook as soon as we can. We had originally it targeted for late September / early October… but with numerous dramatic outlooks being put forward so early, by everyone from internet websites to The Farmer’s Almanac, we’re going to try and get it out sooner. We appreciate your patience… and while we don’t want to give much away… the terms “mild” and “warm” likely won’t be part of it.
On that note… bedtime for me. If you made it to the end of this post… I truly appreciate it. I know I can ramble… but I hope you enjoyed reading. Thanks for all the support… it means more than you know. Have a great Tuesday…