After a couple extremely humid days… some much less humid air will settle into the Hudson Valley for Wednesday. When combined with temps that are typical for this time of year… (Avg. Poughkeepsie High = 80°)… a very nice day shaping up for our Wednesday…
Sunshine and blue skies should be the dominant weather features of the day… but some clouds could mix in from time to time.
Thursday we’ll see clouds push back into the HV, and the slight threat of showers and drizzle will return. It should remain mostly dry, but with a disturbance expected to pass to our south… clouds and the threat of some light precipitation will be something to contend with on Thursday. For complete details, please check the HVW 5 Day Forecast.
Finally… Tropical Storm Bill has made landfall in Texas on Tuesday. The main concern with this storm for Texas, is flooding rainfall. Rainfall amounts could approach 10″ in some locations… in places where flooding was already a problem in the past weeks. This storm will hold together quite well over the next few days, as it rides along the edge of a monster ridge of high pressure protecting the Southeast US.
It’s 5 days away… but early projections have the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill riding along the edge of the high pressure ridge… thru the Ohio Valley… and right into the Hudson Valley.
The timing on this couldn’t be worse… Saturday night and Sunday… or Father’s Day. The image above shows the projected rainfall between Saturday night and Sunday. Much of the Hudson Valley is projected to see 1 to 2 inches of rain in this image (the European Model has up to 3″). You will notice… the narrow stripe of heavy rain (about 150 miles wide). If the boundary is just a little further south, our area could be spared the worst from this system, and mean major changes in our forecast. But as of Tuesday night, the GFS model and the European model both agree… the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill are likely to reach the Hudson Valley, and provide about 12 hours of heavy, soaking, rain.
Once again… it’s 5 days away, and a lot can change… but with it being Father’s Day… we want to put this out early, so people can begin to factor this into weekend plans.