Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy with scattered rain showers. A period of steady rain likely during the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50… rising around sunset. Wind east at 5mph. Rainfall amounts could approach 1 inch.
Wednesday Night: Becoming windy and very warm. Scattered showers in the evening, with moderate to heavy rain likely after midnight. Thunderstorms possible. Temperatures rising to the upper 50s and low 60s overnight… before falling once the front passes near morning. Winds south/southwest at 10 to 20mph, with gusts near 35mph. Additional rainfall of around 1 inch possible.
Thursday: A few early morning scattered showers, otherwise mostly cloudy, windy and warm. High in the low 50s. Winds west at 10 to 20mph with gusts to 35mph.
Super Soaker 5000
Who asked Santa for this? When I was a kid, the water gun that EVERY kid had to have was the “Super Soaker 5000”. I never got one, but it was probably for the best. Regardless… Santa delivered one to the Hudson Valley a day early this year. Wednesday is going to be a rather soggy day. We’ll have some scattered showers for the morning hours… but an area of steady, moderate rain likely reaches our area for the middle part of the day…
We’ve circled the Hudson Valley on this simulated radar image, representing 2pm on Wednesday. Much of the northeast is seeing areas of steady rain at this time. Expect a fairly steady rain for most of the afternoon… tapering off to scattered showers around sunset, with temperatures around 50°.
At that point, some may think the storm is over… they’d be wrong. We’ll see the winds shift from easterly, to more of a southerly wind… and at the same time, the winds will intensify to 10 to 20mph, with gusts over 30mph. That will cause temperatures to rise, not fall, overnight. Temps around 50° at sunset will climb into the low 60s for many of us. Poughkeepsie’s record high on Wednesday is 58° (2003) and Thursday’s record is 63° (1964), so we’ll need to keep an eye on those. If the timing is right… we could see both records fall.
In terms of rain… prior to midnight, we’ll see drizzle and scattered showers. Then after midnight, the front approaches…
We could see a squall line form along the frontal boundary, with heavy downpours and even a thunderstorm or two can’t be ruled out. So don’t be surprised if you hear loud noises outside after midnight… it could be thunder… or Santa… or both.
Behind the storm on Christmas Day (Thursday)… we’ll see windy conditions and even some breaks of sun (maybe… after 10 straight days without sun, we’re not putting our necks out). The wind will howl at 10 to 20mph out of the west, with gusts over 30mph. The saving grace… temps will be in the 40s, so it won’t feel too terrible. Just be sure to hold onto your hat, that’s all.
For a look down the road… check out the 5 day forecast, we’ve got all the details there.
Sorry for not posting more details the past few days. I suppose it wasn’t noticeable, but the past 72 hours have been pretty rough at my house. The Weather Munchkin has been sick since Saturday night. Tuesday we finally went to the doctor, and they ruled out the flu, strep and bronchitis. So it’s just a viral bug of some sort… still no fun. The kiddo is sleeping soundly tonight (knock on wood), and I’m hoping that continues. So I’ve had to alter my schedule around her needs the past few days, and that has me feeling dizzy. I’m just looking forward to her back close to 100%, especially with Christmas now 1 day away… we want her to enjoy the heck out of it. So yeah… that’s been my last few days, but that’s the deal as a parent. Sometimes kids get sick. She’ll bounce back on Wednesday, I’ve got a good feeling. On that note… time to wrap this show up. A BUSY day ahead on Wednesday. Some wrapping and organizing to be done. Hope you have a great Christmas Eve on Wednesday… stay dry.