Could a Nor’easter Impact the Hudson Valley By This Weekend?
As we get towards the end of October, the Hudson Valley and northeastern U.S. will continue to experience below average temperatures. Temps across the eastern U.S. have been anywhere from five to fifteen degrees below average since the middle of month. Miss summer already?
This may be just the start.
What meteorologists are watching is the potential for a large coastal storm that could hit the area by this weekend. Forecasters are monitoring several scenarios that could potentially come together.
An area of low pressure off the Atlantic could possibly merge with the remnants of Hurricane Willa, that's expected to make landfall off the western coast of Mexico Tuesday. All that moisture could potentially make a swing up the East Coast by later this week. Throw in some much colder air from Canada, and we could have quite the late October storm.
So what does this mean?
Very strong winds and potentially flooding rains, especially along the coast. There is also a possibility for snow in some areas, particularly in higher elevations and interior regions.
Right now, it's still too early to tell, but the threat of October snow may have some people thinking back to the Nor'easter of 2011 that slammed the region, leaving many with out power for days. Right now, however, the main threat in most areas seems to be just rain and wind.
Again, this may end up being nothing. One meteorologist from the National Weather Service said:
Pretty much anything is possible at this point.
It’s going to depend a lot on the evolution of the hurricane that’s about to make landfall in Mexico.
We'll keep you updated as conditions develop (or not).