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Easter Eve Weather...

Big swings in temperatures today, but at least it's sunny. Can we get the sun to stick around Easter morning for sunrise services..?

Happy Saturday to one and all...

We've got a nice area of high pressure smack-dab over-head, so really the only thing to deal with in the short term are those temperatures. Given the low dewpoints, frost/freeze issues are again out there (You can look at the tracker maps, but I'll also post the big ones up here:

Current Temperatures Freeze Watches (Pink)
Current Temperatures Active NWS Warnings

 The only reason why some of the mountain counties haven't been shaded in for frost or freeze is because their growing season hasn't technically started yet, while many others have.

Get used to the nice afternoon weather though, we'll go from the low 30s and upper 20s this morning (dangerous for the plants) all the way to the upper 60s to near 70 this afternoon. Perhaps some will consider it as...

A 40-degree temperature rise in a day will play with the senses like that. Don't forget tree pollen is sky high too.

Clouds are going to come back on Easter Sunday in advance of a quick-moving weak system that drips out a few showers late in the day into the overnight, but probably not for everyone. The main question is, are we going to see the sunrise with our own eyes for services Easter morning (there's a lot of y'all thinking about going out there). First of all, let me just say there still will be a chill in the air-- but much like a typical early April morning. With that out of the way, here's what I'm thinking about Sunshine easter morning:

NAM - Relative Humidity by Pressure Level - 8am Sunday NAM - Simulated Radar - 8am Sunday

So what we see going on here is mid-level and high-level clouds moving in first toward sunrise. They are patchy in nature as well. This mean we'll be cutting it close, but areas that aren't locked deep in a valley should be able to see some early sun on the horizon before it being blocked off by the layer of clouds above. Also, there will be a few more shots of seeing the sun poke through the clouds at times on its way up-- the high cirrus-class clouds are not really that good at completely blocking out the Sun. The worst for sun-lovers would be if we had that high humidity at the lower levels of the atmosphere. So far, we're out of the woods for that.

I'm going to take a look at what the 'real deal' might be for our system next week during the blog post for tomorrow. Even the National Weather Service is willing to discuss that possible mountain snow we talked about earlier. :-)

As for now, I hope you are having a wonderful time with you and yours during this special season.

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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