There has been no severe weather in Orange County since my last post and a tranquil period of non-severe weather will continue for at least the next week. Areas to our north will see possible severe thunderstorms later today, but if a few stray storms reach Orange County, they will be non-severe by the time they arrive. As I already reported in my last post, I will update when the next threat of severe weather arises.
Tranquil conditions will continue with no severe weather to forecast in the near future. The only hazardous weather is the dry spell and possibility of brush fires on days with low humidity and breezy conditions. Temps will rebound to the low to mid 60s by the weekend. All snowfall for the Hudson Valley appears to be done for the season, with a slight possibility of 1 or 2 more systems bringing a very light slushy mix to the extreme higher elevations (ie, Hunter Mountain). Will continue to post as needed when severe weather begins approaching.
3/25/12 00:30 update…
A slow moving low front will bring periods of scattered showers to the Hudson Valley overnight and into late morning on Saturday. As the front moves out, clouds will slowly break apart throughout the day with highs climbing to around 60°.
A cold front will pass through on Monday, bringing breezy conditions with gusts to 30 mph and high temps only around 50°.
Although temps may seem cool, it’ll still be above normal for this time of year. Over the last two weeks, daytime temps reached 80° twice, just as Dave Schwartz correctly predicted. That was extreme, record-breaking warmth for March. Highs of 50° are still above normal for this time of year.
Throughout the week, however, high pressure will build and daily high temps will gradually rise into the upper 50s by the end of the week. On Friday, a warm front moves through, just in time to bring 60° weather back for next weekend.
I would like to take a minute to welcome aboard the latest member of our weather team.
Dave Schwartz, who worked at The Weather Channel from 1985-2009, will be writing weather columns on Page 2 of The Orange County Post Sentinel, as well as writing forecasts on our web page. He was a fixture on The Weather Channel for many years and will be an asset to our team.
Growing up as children, we watched Dave because of his humor. As adults, we learned from him when he explained weather situations. His on-camera techniques were rare and personable, not like the dry content that current anchors read strictly from teleprompters.
Here is a clip of Dave… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lkWcU4Vvis&feature=related
We look forward to having you aboard, Dave!