Good evening everyone! Hope you are plenty warm this evening, after a rather breezy, and chilly Tuesday. Those gusty winds are diminishing and will continue to do so over the course of tonight, eventually becoming south. It’s a rather quiet set up for the midweek thanks to the return of high pressure. We are near seasonable for Wednesday and under mostly sunny skies. A few more clouds will dot the blue sky on Thursday, with temperatures slightly warmer in the low 40s.
Come Friday, as many are packing the car to hit the road, or take flight for Christmas celebrations… Mother Nature will be there to provide headaches. Widespread moderate to heavy rain will arrive starting late Thursday night, but it will not become widespread until early Friday morning. A strengthening low-pressure system will move north up the Hudson River Valley, which will bring in blustery winds once again. That will usher in temperatures in the upper 40s to possibly the low 50s.
A concern will be the melting of the mountain snowpack. When you get outside of the Champlain Valley there are still many areas that have close to a foot of snow on the ground. Not to mention many of the mountains have feet of snow on them. The threat is there for potential flooding heading into Friday and Saturday. Many rivers are frozen, this could mean ice jams.
Wednesday’s Sunrise: 7:25 am | Sunday Sunset: 4:15 pm
Tonight: Diminishing clouds, becoming mostly clear. Overnight low, the middle teens. Wind: North/South 5-10mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, seasonable. Afternoon high, the upper 20s, and low 30s. Wind: South 10-15mph.
Wednesday Night: Mainly clear, and quiet. Overnight low, the middle 20s. Wind: Southeast 5-8mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, and mild. Rain could arrive as early as Thursday evening. Afternoon high, the low 40s. Wind: South 10mph.
Friday: Cloudy, moderate to heavy rain, and breezy. Afternoon high, the upper 40s to the low 50s. Wind: Southeast 10-20mph.
Have a great evening,
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher