Palm Sunday Weekend Outlook

Another half and half affair for the second weekend of spring. Tony has you covered from here at home to Orange country.

Palm Sunday Weekend and Travel Weather to Syracuse

It’s the Palm Sunday weekend and that means there are Easter Egg hunts galore as well as special church services planned. By the way, there is also a basketball game of humongous proportions being played about a 10 hour drive away.

With all that in mind, tonight’s blog aims to satisfy the weather cravings of kids, the Easter Bunny, church goers and Mountaineer-Wildcat fans alike.

Let’s start off with this Friday evening which is beginning on a B & B, blue and breezy note. In Texas, these crisp, breezy, sunny days follow Blue Northers. A “Norther” is a weather front that passes rapidly from the north with rain on its front side and windy, colder and bluer skies on its back side. Today’s “Norther” featured all of the above and some wet snow to boot!

Now those Tar Heel blue skies (sorry ‘Eers and Cats fans) are about to give way to a crystal clear night. The late afternoon crisp feel to the air is a dead give away we are in for a cold night. By dawn a heavy frost will cover the early planted lettuce, potato and broccoli plants as lows bottom out between 25 and 30. All those so-called “cole crops” are frost resistant, so says Green thumb himself John Marra who is pulling his Don-Ho imitation in Hawaii this week.

Here is a link to John’s adventures in the 50th state which you can follow at WSAZ.COM.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/89169257.html

Back to our weather! The Saturday morning chill will also feature a dense pea-soup fog. Be careful as some black ice will be a problem on bridges and anywhere water normally pools. WVU and UK fans making the trip east on I-64 and north on I-79, the fog will hold on until 10 AM in Central and Northern WV.

By Saturday late morning-early afternoon, we will bask in warmer sunshine with a gusty breeze from the south sweetly caressing the landscape. Early spring flowers will come to life as highs reach the 60s. Easter egg hunts are best planned away from muddy lawns, but things will be drying nicely after the fog burns off and the frost melts away under the assault of the late March sun.

In Syracuse, Saturday will dawn with temperatures near 10 above and warm to 40ish by the time Cats and 'Eers fans start filing into the Carrierdome.

The weather will take a turn for the grey and wet on Palm Sunday. The first showers will arrive in the morning thru Eastern Kentucky by way of the Mountain Parkway and Daniel Boone National Forest. This renegade band of showers will weaken as it crosses the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers only to give way to soaking downpours in the afternoon and evening.

So it is less likely to rain for morning church services than evening gatherings. In time, the damp and cool pattern will tighten its grip on the region into Monday and perhaps even Tuesday.

As for the big game, I am going for the 'Eers. Too much bravado on the part of UK, save for Patrick who is a class act all around and a true STUDENT ATHLETE.
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