One of the most popular questions of late is… “have we seen the last of summer?”. Well, one day after the ‘unofficial end of summer’… Tuesday will bring us a taste of summer once again.
Expect sunshine to mix with increasing clouds during the late morning into early afternoon. A SW wind will usher in much higher humidity levels than what we’ve seen of late. With temperatures pushing into the low and mid 80s across the valley, the dew points around 70° will make for a sticky, summer feel.
But in addition to the muggy feel… that heat and humidity will provide the ingredients for a severe weather threat on Tuesday.
Based on the latest guidance as of Monday night, it looks like a line of scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin pushing into the Hudson Valley sometime after mid day. Preliminary timing suggests sometime between 3pm and 7pm is most likely.
This radar simulation has the showers and storms holding off until around 6pm… but we wouldn’t be surprised if the storms were a few hours faster than this. So anytime after 2pm or so, it’s best to be on guard. These storms could contain:
- Damaging wind gusts over 60mph (roughly a 15% to 30% chance)
- 1/4″ Hail (roughly a 5% to 15% chance)
- Heavy downpours
So we’ll be watching things closely through the day on Tuesday. We’ll have real time updates on social media, on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow along on the HVW app on iOS or Android. Have a great day!
We’ll have an update on Hurricane Irma at some point… but for now, no real changes from our earlier ideas. You can check those out in our post: Hurricane Irma Insanity (just scroll down past the Monday Outlook)