Tuesday: Partly cloudy and rather humid. A chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm. High in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy and muggy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Low in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday: Mix of clouds and sunshine, humid, with scattered thunderstorms. High near 80°. Chance of rain 50%.
Monday was a fairly nice day across the Hudson Valley. Morning sunshine was replaced by a fair amount of afternoon clouds, even a spotty light sprinkle was felt in a few places. The Poughkeepsie high temperature clocked in at 84°… which is right on the button for what we’d expect this time of year.
Tuesday we’ll see another great start to the day. Skies will be partly cloudy for the most part, but the humidity will increase just a bit, making it feel a touch uncomfortable. Unlike Monday… Tuesday will see an increasing risk of thunderstorms by very late in the day, and especially during the evening. A cluster of thunderstorm cells could materialize in central NY, and push into the Hudson Valley between 4pm and 8pm. Thunderstorms could contain heavy downpours, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. We’ll need to monitor exactly where these showers and thunderstorms form as we go thru the day Tuesday. If you have afternoon or evening plans on Tuesday… you’re going to want to keep an eye on the radar to see where the storms are… and if they’re going to impact your plans.
Wednesday looks a bit tricky to pinpoint the forecast… because a cold front will press thru the Hudson Valley, and the timing of it’s passage will determine whether it passes thru without notice… or if it triggers scattered thunderstorms. For now, we’re going with the potential for scattered thunderstorms… but we might luck out if the front moves through early enough in the day, before the atmosphere can destabilize over the Hudson Valley.
Beyond Wednesday, we’re looking at an extended stretch of nice weather. We could see some great weather lasting straight thru the coming weekend. Once the cold front blows thru on Wednesday, it’s a steady diet of afternoon highs in the upper 70s to low 80s across the Hudson Valley… straight into the weekend. At the same time, the jet stream will dip to our south, steering any unsettled weather south of the Hudson Valley.
So hopefully your week got off on the right foot. Monday was Alex’s birthday, which you probably saw on the Facebook page. I didn’t mention it in the Monday Breakdown because I didn’t want to blab his personal life on HVW without asking him. But I’m glad he shared that Monday was his birthday on Facebook… because for the past 3+ years, he’s developed a very close relationship with you guys. Each day you log onto HVW and Alex has given you the weather forecast. But you’re getting the forecast in a unique way… like a friend is chatting with you. He’s shared vital storm information with you… but he’s also shared pictures… stories… and humor. So it’s not just “The Weatherman’s birthday”… it’s a friend’s birthday. And it’s cool that you were able to show him some love, because it serves as a reminder to him… just how important HVW is to so many people.
So hopefully by now, I haven’t bored or lost the interest of too many people with my writing style. I’ve had one or two people who have seen my commentary as HVW patting itself on the back, but if you know me… you know that is totally not the case. I just like to “talk” after we discuss the weather, about whatever is on my mind at the time. I’ve spent years knowing about HVW but pretending it didn’t exist while I operated MHW. So part of me remains very excited that instead of competing… we’re now on the same team. So I’ve spent more than one evening talking highly of HVW… because it’s new. In 3 months, you won’t see me talking about how great HVW is… I promise (lol).
Now that I’ve cleared that up, it’s time for me to go to bed. I know that wasn’t necessary, but I say a lot of unnecessary things… and that was on my mind, so there you have it. Have a great Tuesday, and we’ll have updates on the Facebook page if storms develop.