Last week gave fall weather lovers to celebrate. After a very balmy October, the Hudson Valley woke up to below freezing temperatures for much of the week. There have even been reports of light snow showers in some of the higher elevations of the Catskills. But will the weather hold for the coming weekend? Will it heat up? Will we see rain?
After a week of more typical late November temperatures, the Hudson Valley is expected to experience slightly warmer temperatures over the next few days. Highs on Friday will be around 50 with mostly sunny skies. The lows are expected to stay around 30 overnight, under generally clear skies. Saturday doesn’t look much different, with highs in the 1950s and mostly sunny skies.
Sunday is expected to continue to see clear skies and peaks for the next 50 years. The lows will be in the lot until the mid-1930s. Expect some warming up early next week as temperatures are expected to bounce back into the 1960s. The next chance for rain is not expected to arrive until late. next week, according to The Weather Channel. TWC originally predicted that despite the colder weather last week, the remainder of the month is expected to see above-average temperatures in the Hudson Valley.
Oh, by the way, don’t forget to set your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night.
Some of the extended winter forecast so far is a bit contradictory. While some, like the Old Farmer’s Almanac, say we should expect near-normal temperatures and precipitation, other forecasts call for below-average temperatures and above-average snowfall. An important factor could be the return of La Niña. A La Niña is a phenomenon that produces colder than average water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean around the equator. It should not be confused with El Niño, which is when the water temperatures are warmer in this part of the Pacific. Past La Niñas have produced colder and snowier winters in the northeast.