Weather whiplash: Front to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, freezing temperatures
A cold front bringing a 1-2
punch of damaging wind gusts and heavy rain will also bring freezing
temperatures to the Hudson Valley today.
NEW: Updated storm window: 12 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Storms will be very fast moving so the flash flood risk is
lower, but still the chance for damaging wind gusts! There is also a low chance
of small hail, too. There is a VERY
LOW threat of tornado activity,
but could be a possibility.
NEXT: A strong cold front moves through this afternoon with
showers and embedded thunderstorms, which may be
isolated and severe. THEN, it turns windy and
much colder tonight.
News 12 meteorologists are
watching a strong cold front advancing toward the region
that will bring an increasing threat of showers and gusty thunderstorms this
afternoon. Highs will be around the mid-60s, but will be dropping quickly as
the front moves through.
They say a freeze warning is
also now in effect Thursday morning for Orange and Putnam
counties, but residents all across the region should protect any
sensitive crops, plants, and outdoor pipes
before the colder air rushes in tonight.
Gusty winds will drop the feels-like temperatures into in the 20s Thursday morning! Otherwise, it will be a mix of sun and clouds, windy and colder with
highs around 51 degrees.
Friday is forecast to be
mostly sunny and breezy with highs around 63 degrees.
Saturday should be partly
sunny, with a high temperature of 68.
Periods of rain are likely Sunday, but will taper off by the afternoon. Highs
will be around 58 degrees.
A nicer, drier stretch of
weather moves in most of next week with highs mainly in the upper 60s to low