The high pressure that helped bring colder weather into our region to start the week pulled off the coast to our east. In its wake it left behind a southery flow which has had obvious impacts on our temperatures, most locatation are some 15-25° warmer this morning than yesterday. As we have been discussing, this warmup has a short life span, we will be able to see its demise begin to unfold by later this afternoon in the form of increasing clouds. These clouds are associated with an area of low pressure that will be tracking a cold front across our region over the next 48 hours.
We look to remain mostly dry for today and into the overnight, rain associated with the cold front will begin to impact the region as early as tomorrow morning in the form of scattered showers. A steadier rain and even a few rumbles of thunder are possible for the afternoon and evening before tapering off by Thursday night. The cold fronts passage will be marked by dropping temps and winds gusting out of the NNW. Snow showers are likely across the higher peaks of the Catskills Thursday overnight into Friday morning with some accumulations possible. The chilly air will remain across the region through the weekend, today will be the best day to take adavantage of the warmer temps. In the longer range, we are seeing some signals of another warm up next week as well, this will depend on the holding power of the trough that has been keeping us one of the cooler locations in the country this week. We will have more on tomorrow’s cold front in a post later this evening, everyone have a great day!