The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Matt Mackie and Kevin Appleby.
Most of us saw rain move in from the south late this morning, continuing into the afternoon. West of the Hudson Valley, precipitation was more sparse, and we even saw a few peeks of sunshine.
Everybody will be getting in on the rain tonight as a cold front swings in from the west. The rainfall will be steadiest towards dawn Saturday after somewhat of a lull Friday evening.
Rain will continue Saturday into the afternoon, with the steadiest and most widespread of the rains wrapping up closer to lunchtime near the Catskills. Rain will taper from southwest to northeast as the system moves through New England, intensifying in the process.
So, the farther northwest you are in the News10 viewing area, the more of a washout you will likely see Saturday. Everyone will see the winds pick up heading into Sunday, where we could see wind gusts top 40 MPH in the higher terrain.
Sunday will feature far less rain shower activity than Friday and Saturday, but showers remain possible with the wrap around moisture from this storm. Blustery, cool conditions are expected, and some of the higher terrain may see some snow with temperatures there expected to stick in the 30s!
If it feels like it has been raining every weekend locally the past few months… That’s because it has! This will mark our 8th consecutive weekend with rain locally. If you add Friday to the mix, the number of consecutive weekends with rain is now up to 21!
Good news though heading into the upcoming work week: High pressure currently in western Canada will move into our region, allowing for more pleasant conditions.
A warming trend will take shape into the middle of the work week. In the extended forecast, temperatures look to drop quickly by the beginning of the following work week. And of course, all signs point to another chance for showers next weekend.