TRACKING OPHELIA: Tropical storm to bring rain, chilly winds for the Hudson Valley
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Addison Green says Tropical Storm Ophelia will bring rain and chilly winds throughout the weekend in the Hudson Valley.
WHAT'S NEW: Consider Saturday a washout. Batches of moderate to heavy rain, along with gusty winds and dreary conditions will likely lead to most people staying inside and weekend events being postponed or canceled. The threat of flash flooding will be low, 1 out of 4 on the threat scale, but still possible for Saturday. For Sunday, that chance does go up, with a 2 out of 4 on the scale, for more widespread flood concerns as the ground will be very saturated and there will be runoff from Saturday. Rainfall totals will be around 1 to 3 inches.
WHAT'S NEXT: After Monday, when the eventual remnant low of Ophelia moves to the east, a few dry days will come around for the region. Another chance of rain is possible next Friday.
Learn more about the potential flooding and safety measures you should take during the Tropical Storm Ophelia in the video below from News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Michele Powers:
SATURDAY -- STORM WATCH: Batches of rain, heavy at times, with windy and raw conditions. Highs in the upper-50s to low-60s. Lows in the mid- to upper-50s.
SUNDAY -- STORM WATCH: Cloudy with scattered showers, on and off downpours, and breezy winds. Highs in the mid- to upper-60s. Lows in the mid-50s.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and breezy winds at times. Highs in the mid- to upper-60s. Lows in the low- to mid-50s.
TUESDAY: A mix of sun and clouds with less wind. Highs in the mid- to upper-60s. Lows in the upper-40s to low-50s.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid- to upper-60s. Lows in the upper-40s to low-50s.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper-60s to low-70s. Lows in the upper-40s to low-50s.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with breezy winds and scattered showers. Highs in the mid- to upper-60s. Lows in the mid-50s.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the upper-60s to low-70s. Lows in the mid- to upper-50s.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a scattered rain chance. Highs in the upper-60s to low-70s. Lows in the mid- to upper-50s.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny with temperatures at seasonable levels. Highs in the low- to mid-70s. Lows in the upper-50s.