A Quiet Week For The Northeast...

April 5, 2021 // Article by: Brad Miller

After a quiet Easter weekend here in the Northeast, it looks like most of the work week will be dry as well.  There are some small chances for rain, but we'll get to that in a minute.  First, let's take a look at average highs and lows for the first week of April along the I-95 corridor.

  Average Low Average High
Boston 52 38
Hartford 57 35
New York City 58 42
Philadelphia 61 41
Baltimore 62 40
Washington, DC 64 44

Spring is definitely in full force and these average temperatures will of course continue to climb as we head to May and June.  We'll visit some rainfall totals and averages next week.

Going back to the forecast, we do have a rather quiet weather pattern of over the next several days.   High pressure will be just strong enough to keep most of the Northeast dry this week.  The only real issues will be a departing coastal storm over eastern New England on Tuesday, but this will likely only keep clouds in the forecast as any showers exit by Monday night.  We'll also be watching a system push eastward out of the Ohio Valley Tuesday night into Wednesday.  But again, this will be "bumping" into high pressure, so any shower activity will be weakening as it moves east and most locations stay dry.  Beyond that, the end of the work week likely stays rain free as well, but there are some uncertainties as to how fast the next system arrives and, how strong.  Regardless, not much precipitation expected this week as most of it stays over western PA and the Ohio Valley.  Here is a look at amounts through Friday afternoon.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

As for temperatures, most of the week will be at or just above normal for this time of the year (see table above).  There will be a bit of a seabreeze later in the week as winds turn more out of the south or southeast.  This will keep shore areas and south facing coastal locations about about 5 - 10 degrees cooler than the rest.  Either way, it will be a nice week and a chance to get outside for some good early spring weather.

That's it for now, we'll have another blog on Friday with a look at the upcoming weekend.  Until then, stay safe and don't forget to check out our podcast called The Weather Lounge !!