After a stormy October day on Tuesday, things will turn out quite nice for Wednesday.
Clouds will mix with increasing sunshine for our Wednesday, as winds shift around to the west. While the initial boundary has pushed to our east, the primary cold front remains off to our west today. That wedges the Hudson Valley in between the rain and the colder air… which isn’t a bad place to be. Expect light west winds to help afternoon highs climb back into the mid and upper 60s today. That’s still a good 5 to 10 degrees above average for this time of year. A rather nice day shaping up.
The cold air pushes in on Thursday, as the front will rotate through the Hudson Valley. That will shift winds out of the NW and they’ll be gusting over 20mph at times. Afternoon highs on Thursday will be about 10 degrees cooler, into the mid and upper 50s for highs. So if you have plans on Thursday, expect some much different conditions.
Tuesday Soaking Rain Misses Wide Right
We saw a few comments about how Tuesday’s storminess was rather underwhelming, both in terms of the amount of rain as well as the wind gusts. Wind gusts were reported in the 30 to 50mph range, as projected. Beacon had a report of a 45mph gust, and just north of Cold Spring was a 52mph gust. So if you didn’t get a strong wind gust, you were one of the lucky ones.
In terms of rainfall… well, the preliminary rainfall total map paints the picture perfectly…
In the Hudson Valley, we did have reports of soaking rainfall:
- Hyde Park : 2.20″
- Cairo : 1.75″
- Phoenicia : 1.58″
- Esopus: 1.10″
But there were a lot of underwhelming totals, closer to a half inch of rain. That’s because when the boundary pushed over the Hudson Valley, the moisture wasn’t in place. It wasn’t until later in the day, that the moisture really expanded and intensified along the boundary. By that time, the band of rain was near the NY/CT border, and so the widespread soaking rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches were to our east. Even so… some much needed rain fell in our area, and we’ll have another chance at a soaking rainfall come Sunday.
Have a great day!