Above-average temperatures are expected to persist in the Hudson Valley over the coming week as highs reach the 70s this week. The rain that the region experienced last weekend has dissipated. This will bring sunnier skies for the next few days, with the next chance for rain not until late Friday.
Monday’s highs will be in the 70s, with increasing sunshine throughout the day. Monday we see a mix of clear cloudy skies with troughs in the 50s to 50s. Tuesday should see highs in the mid 70s under sunny skies. The lows will be in the mid-1950s on Tuesday evening with generally clear skies.
Wednesday and Thursday highs will remain much warmer than normal, with temperatures in the mid-1970s on both days. We cannot rule out highs close to 80 as the end of the week approaches. The forecast for Friday calls for an increase in clouds, with highs in the upper 70s. The next chance for precipitation will arrive late Friday as scattered showers are possible in the area. The risk of rain is expected to last until Saturday, as peaks will once again reach the mid-1970s, before a chill arrives at the end of the weekend.
So how vulnerable is the Hudson Valley to extreme weather conditions? A new national poll from NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist College examined the issue. According to the poll, 24% of residents of the Northeast say they have been affected by extreme weather conditions in the past two years. Although this figure is nowhere near as high as those surveyed in the south or far west, the survey only covered 2019. This does not take into account weather events such as Hurricane Irene, super storm Sandy or all major snowstorms. But, compared to many people in the Gulf states, who have been repeatedly hit by hurricanes in recent years, or those in the West who have suffered mega-fires every year, we still have luck.