It will be hard to avoid the rain this weekend.   Yes, I use the word rain.  Most areas will see rain and we are talking rain not showers.  The hill towns could see some snow.  By snow we mean a dusting, otherwise it will be sleet and maybe some freezing rain.

A costal storm will begin to spread rain into Hudson Valley after midnight on Friday into Saturday morning.  Saturday is the worse day of the weekend, with rain and gusty winds.  Rain will give way to showers late Saturday night and might see some showers on Sunday.  Sunday will be cooler and unsettled but not the washout that Saturday will be.

Temps will stay in the mid 40’s on Saturday and low 50’s on Sunday.  Showers stick around for Monday.

Here’s the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

Saturday:  Rain before 2pm, then showers after 2pm. High near 46. Northeast wind around 15 mph.

Saturday Night:  Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 11 mph.

Sunday:  A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night:  A chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.