A Quiet Weekend For The Northeast...

April 3, 2020 // Article by: Brad Miller

After a gloomy and damp finish to the work week, a nice weekend looks to be in store for the Northeast.  A strong area of low pressure just off the East Coast will slowly trek east and further out into the Atlantic.  As this happens, a drier weather pattern will take over for the next few days along the I-95 corridor.  However, before we get to the forecast, let's take a look at some climatology for the area.  Here are the normal high and low temperatures for this first weekend of April.  

  Average High  Average Low
Boston 52 37
Hartford 56 35
New York City 57 41
Philadelphia 60 41
Baltimore 61 40
Washington, DC 63 44

So, with average highs in the 50s and 60s, we just need some sunshine... now for the weekend.  Well, it looks like Mother Nature will meet us half way.  Sunshine will be a bit limited over the weekend as we will be in between systems, but for the most part, it will be dry.  We can't rule out a passing sprinkle on Saturday as some moisture stays trapped in the lowest levels of the atmosphere.  This is mainly due to our ocean storm that will be so slow to exit east and into the open Atlantic.  However, despite the clouds, Saturday afternoon will be pleasant (except for a few colder spots in New England).  Here is a look at forecast temperatures for 2 PM Saturday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Looking ahead to Sunday, high pressure will briefly build across the Northeast.  This should lend to a bit more sunshine compared to Saturday and warmer weather will then be the end result.  Here is a look at forecast temperatures for 2 PM Sunday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Well, that's it for now. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy over the weekend. Even though our staff has moved to remote work due to stay-at-home orders, we remain fully functional and will still provide you with the same level of meteorological service you've grown accustomed to. The weather never stops and neither will we! We are here for you... We are WeatherWorks !!