Wednesday: Scattered morning showers, otherwise mostly cloudy and warmer. High in the upper 40s to near 50°.
Wednesday Night: Partially clearing skies and colder. Low in the upper 20s.
Thursday: Clouds mixed with sunshine and chilly. High near 40°.
As of the Tuesday night post, we’ve got areas of light rain… mixed with sleet and freezing rain… across the Hudson Valley. We’ll see the wintry mix change to a plain, cold, light rain by Wednesday morning. Wednesday could see a couple morning showers… otherwise, we’ll have mostly cloudy skies. It will warm up a bit, however… as highs could approach 50°.
From there… we have a weak storm threat setting up in the Saturday time frame… but it looks likely to stay mostly south of us, and if it does reach the Hudson Valley, appears to be a mainly cold rain at the moment. Otherwise, the pattern looks quite tranquil… the jet stream stabilizes to a more zonal flow for a few days (at least). You may have heard about a large warm up… or mild spell. Here’s the National Weather Service’s outlook for days 6 thru 10 (5 day period):
You can see, that the folks at NOAA have a very warm looking map here for the period covering December 8 thru December 12. What they’re saying is that there is a good likelihood that a good part of the country (including the HV) will experience above normal temperatures.
But while we’ll see some warmer temperatures for sure… we think it’s looking closer to normal for this time of year, rather than overly warm. We’ll close with 3 final maps from the GFS, showing high temperatures from December 9, 10 and 11. The average high for this period is 43°. Warmer? certainly… but averaged together, it’s really quite close to normal:
Looks seasonably chilly to us… Have a great Wednesday!