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!
Wed 3/14 11:35 update…
Just as I forecasted, non-severe thunderstorms developed late last night. They remained well north of the area (including Greene, Columbia, Rensellaer and Albany Counties) and our fans from those areas reported to us that the storms were lighting up the skies.
More unseasonably warm weather will tease the Hudson Valley with an early taste of summer, with highs today once again climbing into the low 70s. This is like mid May. Temps here are nearly the same as they are in Myrtle Beach right now. Expect more sunny skies with highs in the mid 60s tomorrow.
Friday’s temps will bring us a reality check and make it feel more like late April than mid May. Highs will only reach 60 degrees as cloudy skies prevail with scattered rain showers.
But just in time for the weekend, sunshine returns and temps climb back into the mid 60s. Another round of 70+ degree temps will return for Monday and Tuesday.
Mon 3/12/12 20:15 update…
Temps today topped out at an unseasonable 73° with light winds at 14 mph. Mild weather will continue, but only after two brief periods of showers and a chance of an isolated thundershower.
Clouds will begin moving into the Hudson Valley tonight as a weak warm front approaches. The threat of showers will begin around midnight and end by sunrise.
Clouds will begin clearing from west to east during the morning Tuesday, giving way to partial sunshine. Good mixing will allow temps to rise to the low 70s across much of the area. A weak cold front will approach later in the day. If enough sunshine develops before it arrives, the mixing may allow a few showers and non-severe thundershowers to develop in some areas of the Hudson Valley ahead of the front. This would occur during the late afternoon hours as weak surface-based instability combines with 500mb temps cooling to near -20C. However, weak surface convergence will limit coverage. Therefore, any thunderstorms or thundershowers that do develop will be non-severe in nature.
In the wake of these two fronts, sunny and mild conditions will prevail with highs in the mid to upper 60s on Wednesday and the upper 50s on Thursday.
Stay tuned to Page 2 of The O.C. Post Sentinel’s Friday edition for a major announcement regarding welcoming aboard a new member to our weather team who is nationally renowned and a highly distinguished member of the weather community.