Will a heat wave return to the Hudson Valley this weekend?
After several below normal nights in the Hudson Valley, Friday saw the return of summer with much warmer and wetter conditions. And according to forecasts, it will only get warmer this weekend. Could the Hudson Valley experience another heat wave in the next few days? It’s been a long time hot so far as the last time it hit 90 degrees in Poughkeepsie was May 31 when it was 93 F.
This weekend’s forecast
The Weather Channel says Saturday will be hot and humid, with highs near 90 under sunny skies. Lows will drop into the mid 60s overnight, Sunday could be even warmer with highs in the 90s and mostly sunny skies. However, Monday will bring cooler weather with a chance of showers throughout the day. Monday’s highs are expected to remain in the mid 70s, so we are unlikely to see a heat wave. We were close though. TWC says Friday afternoon highs hit the mid-80s.
The last HV heatwave?
A heat wave is a period of unusually hot weather that typically lasts two or more days, according to NOAA. The last time the Hudson Valley experienced three straight days above 90 degrees was Aug. 25-27, 2021.
Will the Hudson Valley see a hot, stormy summer?
Weather forecasts are often contradictory, especially when it comes to predicting conditions months in advance. TWC is calling for slightly above average temperatures for the Hudson Valley and parts of the northeast, with a series of storms possible this summer. The forecast issued is somewhat similar to the summer of 2021, where we saw warmer than usual temperatures and above average rainfall.
The NOAA outlook is a little more extreme, predicting well-above-average highs and well-above-average rainfall. A hot, humid and foggy summer of 2022, according to their forecast. Almanac’s forecast is a little more contradictory for the region, however, with the Hudson Valley appearing to be on the border between a hot, dry summer and a cooler, wetter summer. And then, while AccuWeather says we’ll see around average temperatures this year, be prepared for plenty of severe thunderstorms this summer to impact the Hudson Valley.
The hottest temperature in New York?
According to Cool Weather, summers in New York State average around 66.5 F (with an average of highs and lows). That puts us 39th hottest in the country. However, the southern and western parts of the United States aren’t the only parts of the country that can get scorching hot during the summer. Lily HERE.
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