March came in like a lamb and will go out like a lion, opposite to the well known saying 🤷♂️
An air mass that was in the Arctic Circle less than 72 hours ago will sweep into the Hudson Valley this afternoon and evening — maybe not what you were hoping to read with just four days between us and the month of April 😬
❄️ This winter-like blast will even come with a chance for snow showers and squalls in the late afternoon hours today (Sunday). For those traveling upstate, there will be accumulation in central and western New York as the lake effect snow machine activates. The Hudson Valley could see a coating on grassy surfaces.
🥶 For the upcoming work and school week, we’ll get the coldest day over and done with first thing. On Monday, the high temperature will be around 30 degrees, making it the coldest March 28th daytime high on record (current record: 35 degrees).
It will also be quite windy with gusts in the 30-40 mph range. Wind chills will be in the teens during the day — dress as if it was January! 🧤
A lobe of the *polar vortex* will pass over the region during the afternoon, which could cause snow showers to develop. I’ll be keeping an eye on the situation and provide updates on Twitter if necessary.
It will remain windy with colder than average temperatures on Tuesday. Dry weather will stick around for most of Wednesday and the winds will be lighter, but a decaying front will move toward the region late, causing a slight chance for precipitation.
Another front will move toward the region on Thursday, bringing a chance for showers, mainly later in the day and at night. The temperature forecast is a challenge, as it remains to be seen how far north the mild air manages to push.
The front will clear by Friday, giving way to drier, windier weather. Chances are it will remain dry for Saturday, albeit on the cooler side with a continued breeze.
From Sunday into Monday, attention will turn to the coast as a storm might develop.
The week of the 4th looks to start cooler than average, a theme that could linger during the first half of April. A sustained period of warm temperatures still looks to be some time away.
However, soon enough, there will be waterfall of warmth and humidity in the Hudson Valley and the trials and tribulations of spring will be but a distant memory. Complaints of cold weather will be replaced by the struggles of dealing with 90 degrees and high humidity 🤣