Thursday, April 6, 2017 local almanac
Local weather forecast:
A Flood Watch remains in effect into Sat., Apr. 8 for all of eastern New York and western New England. The National Weather Service in Albany reports river levels are elevated and the ground is quite saturated from the recent rainfall and snow melt. A second storm system this week is expected to bring additional rainfall to the area beginning Thursday into Friday night, increasing the potential for flooding.
TODAY: Periods of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 44. Thursday night, rain, mainly before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers after 1 a.m. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 39.
FORECAST FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS
FRIDAY: A chance of showers before noon, then rain likely after noon. Cloudy. High near 47. Friday night, a chance of rain showers before 2 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy. Low around 34.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. High near 49. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 32.
Sunrise today: 6:27 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:27 p.m.
LENGTH OF THE DAY: 13 hrs.
Today is the first Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
All numbers are in the 518 area code unless otherwise noted.
ANCRAM Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 1416 County Rte. 7, Ancram (329-6512).
ASHLAND Planning Board meeting, 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 12094 Route 23, Ashland (734-3636).
AUSTERLITZ Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown (392-3260).
CAIRO Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo (622-3120).
COPAKE Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
COXSACKIE-ATHENS Board of Education meeting, 6:30 p.m. at middle school, 24 Sunset Boulevard, Coxsackie (731-1850).
COXSACKIE Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 16 Reed St., Coxsackie (731-2727).
KINDERHOOK Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
STOCKPORT Town Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Stottville (828-9389).
Town of New Paltz public hearing on proposed sanctuary city law, 7:30 p.m., Apr. 6 at New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz.
Day without Immigrants Strike, May 1, details to come. No work, no school and no shopping for a day.
People's March for Free Press, 12 p.m., May 13, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York. March and rally in support of the press and free speech.
Faso Friday, 12 p.m., every Friday at U.S. Rep. John Faso's District Office, 2 Hudson Street, Kinderhook. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org.