Early fog, scattered rain on tap Thursday
Another day, another storm.
After two storms collided and brought torrential downpours to the Hudson Valley earlier this week, residents are hoping for some relief -- but it won't happen until at least Friday.
Although commuters won't have to contend with steady rain, Thursday will be marked by scattered showers, cloudy skies and the possibility of minor coastal flooding, the National Weather Service's New York forecast office said.
Temperatures are expected to peak at a relatively warm 47 degrees in Westchester County, with the thermometer stopping a few degrees short of that mark farther north in Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties.
Patchy fog and bouts of rain could impact visibility on the roads during the morning rush hour. The National Weather Service warned of the possibility of minor coastal flooding in Sound Shore communities in lower Westchester County.
Winds were expected to remain calm through the day Thursday, a day after middle school students in Ossining were sent home early because 40 mph wind gusts threatened to rip metal vents from the school's roof. The powerful gusts were also the main culprit behind outages that disrupted power to about 1,400 homes Wednesday.
Weather radar showed a cloud cover extending back from New York through to the Midwest, indicating mostly cloudy days ahead for the local area, News12 meteorologist Joe Rao said.
"It's gonna be a while before we can say we have a nice, bright sunny day looming over the horizon," Rao said.
Temperatures will hit the mid-40s Friday under partly cloudy skies, and early forecast data indicate Saturday and Sunday will feature mostly cloudy skies as temperatures dip.