We've had five straight days with temperatures over 60 degrees. There will not be a sixth. We're gearing up for a rather stormy two days before things settle down a bit for the weekend. In fact, Easter Sunday will overall be the best weather day of the next several. For our purposes here, stormy equals rain, wind, colder temperatures and for some, snow. We'll have a brief shot of mild on Monday before more rain, wind and cooler temperatures return.
Temperatures have come up a bit in the pre-dawn hours, courtesy of clouds and an increasing breeze. We're sitting in the mid-30s to the mid-40s with a few light showers and some patchy drizzle. As a big storm gets wound up across the Great Lakes, it'll help to push a batch of showers with a few rumbles of thunder through from late morning into the early afternoon. The best opportunity for a storm will be from the Albany area south, with a few severe storms in the forecast for New York City and New Jersey. So, we'll just miss out on the bigger action.
As a cold front pushes through later this afternoon, it'll bring with it another line of showers. It will also kick up the wind machine. Wind will swing from the south to the west and it'll be strong and gusty for the rest of the day and night. The frontal passage will also usher in some colder air, so the temperatures will drop off later this afternoon and into the evening. Highs today before that dropoff will be in the mid-40s to the low 50s. Any showers will move out into the early evening.
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY
That big storm will park itself over Maine into the Canadian Maritimes, so we'll be dealing with it through the day tomorrow. It'll keep clouds and wind in place overnight with scattered rain and snow showers developing. The position of the storm will allow it to pick up some moisture off the Great Lakes, which will bring extra snows to the Adirondack Mountains where winter weather advisories predict a few inches. The Green Mountains of Vermont will also pick up some wet snow, as will the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts. Lows overnight will fall to the 20s and low 30s.
Through tomorrow, clouds, wind and showers will persist. If ever there was an early spring day to stay indoors, that is it. Highs will only be in the 30s to the middle 40s and it'll feel chillier with that wind and those scattered showers around, too. Things will begin to quiet down later in the evening.
We'll be suffering a weather hangover on Saturday as we climb out from under that storm's influence. Look for some sunshine. While it'll be breezy, it won't be as windy as the previous two days. Highs will still be quite cool, in the upper 30s to about 50 degrees.
Clear skies Saturday evening will drop temperatures down to the 20s and low 30s, but that'll lead us into a nice Sunday. We'll have sun in the morning with increasing clouds through the afternoon. Highs will climb into the 40s to the middle 50s, which will fell awfully nice after the previous three days.
Another storm will approach Sunday night. It'll bring showers and rain with it, but the major difference between today's incoming storm and Monday's storm is the direction from which it is coming. This one will be coming from the southwest, which means milder temperatures. Monday morning looks to start off mild with the day's highs reaching 60 degrees, despite clouds, wind and rain. This will get going early in the day and will not depart until later on, with heavy rain falling in between. We'll be cooling off again from there Tuesday into Wednesday with yet another storm showing up in the models. There is a question at this point however whether that storm will hit us or stay to our south.
In summary, there is a LOT of weather going on over the next several days!
Have a great day!
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