Here comes spring! 😎
Monday is the spring equinox! 🌞
The spring, or vernal, equinox is one of two the days of the year when the Northern and Southern Hemisphere receive a near-equal amount of light. The sun appears to be directly overhead of the equator at noon. On the summer solstice in June, it will appear overhead of the Tropic of Cancer — its northernmost point, coinciding with our longest days.
This year, Mother Nature is ushering in the new season in style! With highs in the 50s and 60s, the weather this week will contrast significantly with last week’s nor’easter.
However, this time of the year, wall-to-wall sunshine for a week straight is very unusual. Things will take a damp turn later on, but hey, at least it isn’t snow and it won’t be that cold!
Monday: spring starts on a high note, enjoy the sunshine
Tuesday: the good vibes continue with temperatures several degrees warmer than Monday
Wednesday: remaining mild, but some clouds start to roll in
Thursday: mild as a a front approaches from the west, bringing a chance for passing showers
Friday: a front may linger nearby, keeping the chance for showers in the forecast — lower forecast confidence
Saturday: remaining unsettled? A low pressure system may track across the region, bringing rain or remain to the south — keep an eye on the forecast
Sunday: probably the brighter weekend day, but the forecast still isn’t in complete focus
Looking at temperatures, the areas shaded in red on map below indicate where it will be at least 55˚F this week — the Hudson Valley is included!
Looking ahead to the week of the 27th, more ups and downs are expected. We might just be done with snow, but I’d like to get a clearer picture of next week before calling the snowy season complete.
As I look a little farther ahead, I see a pattern that appears conducive to proper spring weather, rather than a flip right from winter to summer this year. Hopefully that is welcome news, even if it is a bit cool at times!
What about… next winter⁉️
I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to hear about cold, wintry weather again for months, but just in case you’re as nerdy as I am, I wanted to give you something to sip on regarding what may influence our weather next winter.
This one is a deep dive on why the weather does what it does and how we are all interconnected when it comes to the climate.
It’s a premium post, but you can enjoy a little preview on my Facebook post here.
Hope you have an extra spring in your step this week ✌️
One of my favorite times of the year! Thanks Ben. Stay Safe.