Wow. Tuesday’s weather was all about location. Depending on where you are located in the Hudson Valley, it was either just a gray day… or it was a “super soaker”.
What made Tuesday’s weather even more incredible for some of us… is that the forecast data had this band of rain about 50 miles west of where it ended up. A tremendous gradient in rainfall across the Hudson Valley, with anywhere you see orange or red on the map, indicates upwards of 2 inches of rain. Meanwhile, the southeastern parts of the Hudson Valley saw barely any rain.
The rain bands set up in a phenomenon known as “training”… where a rain band moves in the same direction it extends. For example, in Tuesday’s case… the rain band set up in a line that ran SW to NE, from Port Jervis to Kingston. The rain within that band, was also moving from SW to NE… meaning that locations that were seeing the rain (Middletown), continued to see it for several hours, while locations 20 miles east of there (Newburgh), saw just a few scattered showers.
Wednesday we’ll see some improvements, but we’ll still have some unsettled conditions…
Morning clouds and a few left over showers will linger on Wednesday… but as we move thru the morning, a few breaks of sun will become possible. That trend continues into the afternoon… however we’ll see the potential for a few spotty PM T-Storms flaring up, especially in the Catskills. So while much better than Tuesday, things still look a bit unsettled for Wednesday.
Temperatures should perform much better than they did on Tuesday… thanks to more sunshine being expected…
Beyond Wednesday… the jet stream looks to dip to our south, driving the majority of the unsettled weather to our south. That could set us up for a beautiful Independence Day weekend! But with the weather pattern being a bit unpredictable right now (case in point Tuesday’s weather)… let’s take it a day at a time. For complete details on our current thinking, please check out the HVW 5 Day Forecast.
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And on that note… it’s been an incredibly long day. Hope your Tuesday was great… and hope that your Wednesday is even better!!