Monday… Poughkeepsie set a new record high of 95°.
Tuesday… Poughkeepsie set a new record high of 97°.
Wednesday… could we see another record fall??
All signs point to yes. When you have a summer that is very dry, and then you throw a monster Bermuda high pressure over top of us… you have a recipe for some record setting heat. That is precisely what we’ve got here. Monday and Tuesday were record hot… and they were forecast to be record hot. But both days surpassed their projected high temperatures and broke records, in part because of how dry it’s been this summer. A dry terrain helps to enhance an already dry air mass… and the drier the air mass… the hotter you can get temperatures to climb, even to record territory.
As we look at Wednesday… sunshine will mix with afternoon clouds, and a slight chance for a PM T-storm. The best chance will be in the Catskills, and northern areas… but even there it will be very spotty. Our real chance for rain comes on Thursday…
A frontal boundary will stall out over the northeast, and at the same time, low pressure will form and ride up along it. The result will likely be periods of rain and thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon. The trick with this system… is the exact placement of the frontal system. In addition, the development of the rain bands will be unpredictable… meaning someone could get 0.25″ of rain from this storm… and someone 30 miles away could get well over 1.00″ from this storm. The only thing to do, is track it along with us.
Beyond this system… major changes in the air mass. For more details, be sure to check out the HVW 5 DAY FORECAST.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, Hudson Valley… and be sure to take it slow!