As of this post (well after midnight)… temperatures across the Hudson Valley are:
Much of the area is at or above freezing, under mainly cloudy skies. The bulk of the precipitation has moved off to our east, giving us a chance to dry out after 2 to 5 inches of snow and sleet. There will be some lingering moisture around on Wednesday morning… and you can see by these temperatures, that there will be pockets of icy sidewalks, roads… along with areas of freezing drizzle. Be sure you take it slow in the AM commute.
Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in all locations during the day… but it’s not a given, we’ll have to keep an eye on temperatures as we go…
Finally… we have been tracking a storm threat for Wednesday night into Thursday. Basically, after the “warm up” across the Hudson Valley on Wednesday… arctic air will filter back into our area by late Wednesday. At the same time, a wave of low pressure (with significant moisture) will develop and move northeast along a stalled frontal boundary.
Originally, some of the data had the Hudson Valley in the bullseye for a significant snow event. However, as is often the case in a setup like this… the arctic air should push the bulk of the moisture just south of our area… leaving the Hudson Valley with some areas of light snow possible… instead of a heavy snow. We’ll continue to track this… but it appears to be yet another “near miss”.
Have a great Wednesday!