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A half-n-half Easter Weekend forecast

Saturday looks wonderful, and those Easter showers may well bring out the April flowers...

Easter weekend is here!

Time for some quality family/loved-ones get-togethers. Traditional foods. Trips to church, etc.

Let's see how the weather will affect your plans.

HPC - Surface Map - Saturday

The image instantly reads: "High pressure is staving off arriving showers as long as it can". The reality on the ground for us will be a pretty spectacular Saturday. Now, for everyone who is heading out to the ball-fields early in the day you had better be dressing in sweaters for the 30-degree temperatures that we start off with. Make sure everyone's in layers though, because they'll be lots of shedding in the midday sunshine. Easter egg hunts are best on Saturday too. Highs yesterday reached the upper 50s, and normal highs for this time of year should be across the 60-degree mark, so there's no reason why we won't finally get our first "normal" day in a while. If you have been making any outdoor plans this Easter weekend, this is the day to do it.

NAM - Sunday Morning NAM - Sunday Afternoon NAM - Sunday Evening

The good news is that at least it will be all rain :-) Oh, there's also a shot later in the day to finish with sunshine and rainbows, but remember the ground will be all wet so plan ahead if you insist on the kiddos hunting for the eggs out on the muddy lawn ;-)

Unfortunately, the models are still trying to spit out at least one more dalliance with winter early next week. This present system we're discussing will pass east and drag down colder air behind it, but at a lag of about a day or two.

GFS - Monday Night GFS - Tuesday Morning

Clouds and moisture fills back in later Monday, and with it the temperatures will start to drop. By Tuesday morning enough cold air arrives to change rain to snow. It's not that we're looking for a lot to happen here, but just getting flakes at all is going to start the groans again.

Warmer weather will come-- trust me. Of course by then, we'll all be ready to complain about it! ;-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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