You see, here’s the beauty of being part of a team. We’ve got some wild weather to deal with across the Hudson Valley for our Wednesday, and I barely have to lift a finger. Why? … because Alex put together an awesomely comprehensive post Tuesday evening. It’s not that I’m lazy… quite the opposite. But there is no way I could break this down any better than he did. So it’s a little complicated, but if you’re curious how everything is going to come together on Wednesday, you should totally check it out. If you want the short version… here you go:
Wednesday: Sunshine mixed with a few clouds… hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms possible late in the day and into the evening. High in the upper 80s to low 90s… heat index (real feel) in the mid to upper 90s. Chance of thunderstorms highest from 5pm to 10pm.
Above is the Convective Outlook from the National Weather Service SPC office, which highlights the risk for severe thunderstorms on Wednesday (Hudson Valley circled in dark red). The northwest half of the Hudson Valley falls into the elevated “slight risk” zone, meaning that just as Alex had mentioned Tuesday night, we need to be concerned about the potential for severe thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon and evening. The main concerns being torrential downpours, frequent lightning & damaging wind gusts. We will track the threat for you during the day on Wednesday.
Beyond Wednesday, the humidity breaks… the temperatures drop… and we’ll be looking a few days of comfortable afternoons with highs in the low 80s.
A busy day shaping up on Wednesday, so be sure to follow on Facebook… we’ll pass along any watches and warnings that come along. But I also strongly encourage you to use the HVW interactive radar to track these storms late Wednesday afternoon. It’s a great tool to see where the rough weather is, and if it’s near your area. If you would find a brief tutorial on the radar useful, leave a comment and hopefully within the next week I will have time to put something together.
Hope you have a great start to your Wednesday.