Well we knew it would happen eventually all of the snow had to melt and with the overnight temps hanging in the 30's. The rising temperatures tomorrow is sure to help melt the snow but add to that the rain in the forecast overnight tonight and you have the perfect combination for flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of the Hudson Valley from 6am Thursday morning to 6p Thursday evening.
Roads overnight and tomorrow morning will be slippery so leave extra time in the morning to get where you are going. It is also a good idea to drive cautiously as there could already be flooding or standing water on the roads and back routes could be icing.
According to the National Weather Service the forecast for the next few days looks like this ....
Tonight
Occasional rain. Temperature rising to around 46 by 5am. Light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Rain, mainly before 4pm. Temperature rising to near 53 by 9am, then falling to around 38 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday
A slight chance of snow showers between 1pm and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 5 to 7 mph.