**AFTERNOON STORM UPDATES**
***SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK… EAST CENTRAL DELAWARE COUNTY ***
* UNTIL 430 PM EDT
* AT 328 PM EDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR STAMFORD TO NEAR FLEISCHMANNS TO NEAR WILLOWEMOC TO NEAR WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.
* HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
* SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.
* IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
ROXBURY AROUND 335 PM EDT.
MARGARETVILLE AROUND 340 PM EDT.
ARKVILLE AROUND 345 PM EDT.
FLEISCHMANNS AROUND 350 PM EDT.
We will continue to have as many updates as possible through the evening. Always be sure to check the advisory scroll at the top of the page, and the HVW Interactive Radar (when the page loads, you can toggle the “advisories” button off to see the radar. Button located at the top of the radar image)
(ORIGINAL POST BELOW)
The month of May continues to be a scorcher. Poughkeepsie’s high temperature clocked in at 89° on Tuesday… and with the increased humidity, it felt every bit like summer time. We even saw a few thunderstorm cells push through parts of the area during Tuesday afternoon, and that spelt some much needed rainfall for parts of the Hudson Valley…
The bulk of the rain was in northern Orange and southern Ulster counties, where over a half inch of rain fell in the heaviest storms. Even so… many areas saw up to 0.25″ of rain… and every little bit helps.
As we look to Wednesday… it’s going to be another hot one…
When we factor in the humidity on Wednesday… it will likely feel over 90 degrees, and that will set the stage for strong to severe thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon and evening. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has us in a “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms, so we’ll have to watch and see if any of the storms become severe.
As it stands late Tuesday night… a line of thunderstorms will look to develop along a frontal boundary, and that line will march from west to east during the afternoon Wednesday. Early projections have the line of storms reaching the Hudson Valley between 3pm and 7pm, but we will monitor the progression.
(Update 12pm Wednesday : The timeline has been moved up an hour or two. Newer data suggests slightly earlier arrival of the storms)
Here is the simulated radar… projecting out to 8pm Wednesday…
In this image… the storms run north to south, straight through the HV. Other data is in general agreement, so it does appear likely that we’ll see some storms Wednesday Afternoon. The good news, is that it could spell some much needed rainfall… the bad news, is that these could contain severe weather (even if that risk is low).
As we move forward… Thursday continues very warm, but the humidity should break a bit. That should be a welcome change. That trend continues as we close out the work week… so no break from the heat. The month of May should finish somewhere between 6 and 8 degrees above average… which is incredibly warm.
For complete forecast details, please check the HVW 5 Day Forecast
We’ll have updates as the situation unfolds Wednesday afternoon. Until then, have a great day!