Heavy Rain Possible For Parts of the Hudson Valley, Much Colder Temps on the Way
The rain-soaked fall weather continues as the lower portion of the Hudson Valley is under a Flash Flood Watch.
We finally got a break Thursday, as the the region enjoyed sunny skies with highs in the low 50s. That didn't last long. The clouds started rolling in late Thursday night, as fair weather gives way to heavy rain across the area, as another a coastal storm approaches.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Food watch from Friday evening until late Friday night for counties spanning from northern New Jersey to Long Island and southern Connecticut.
The heaviest rain will be to the south; across parts of Orange, Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties, which are all part of the Flood Watch. Those areas could see 1 to 2 inches of additional rainfall. It certainly doesn't help with all the rain we've had in previous weeks, as the ground is still saturated.
Winds will also pick up, as we could see gusts anywhere from 20 to 30 m.p.h.
Once the storm is out of the area Saturday morning, expect much colder weather this weekend. Lows Saturday night will fall into the 20s. Factor in the winds, which will shift to the north, and you could see wind chills down to the lower 20s, and even upper 10s in the higher elevations.
Bundle up. Winter isn't that far off.