A Milder Weekend For The Northeast...

April 2, 2021 // Article by: Jen D’Iorio

With a rather cold air mass in place for this time of year, it was a very chilly morning across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with widespread low temperatures in the 20s to low 30s. We continue to warm up today under a mix of sun and clouds, but still, high temperatures will only reach the upper 30s to low 40s. This is again cold for April and when combined with breezy conditions, it will feel even colder. At least we have dry weather to look forward to today as the disturbance that brought showers to the area yesterday and last night exits to our northeast.

While tonight into tomorrow morning is expected to be dry and less breezy, this frigid air mass unfortunately sticks around the region, with low temperature again primarily in the 20s (though could reach the low 30s farther south). Take a look at the projected temperatures for 7 AM Saturday morning from the Hi-Res NAM:

Courtesy of Pivotal Weather

To kick off the weekend, Saturday continues the dry and quiet pattern with high pressure in place. While still a tad breezy at times, it will feel a bit more pleasant when compared to Friday as high temperatures reach the mid-to-upper 40s farther north, and the low-to-mid 50s farther south. Sunshine does mix with some clouds later in the afternoon and into the evening as a weak disturbance approaches the northern part of the region. This does bring the risk for some isolated snow / mixed showers in the evening or overnight, though will be largely confined away from our region in places like upstate NY. And, while high pressure over the region will likely fend off most if not all the activity, it is however not entirely ruled out that a weakening shower makes its way into northeast Pennsylvania or the Hudson Valley. Below is the simulated radar for 10 PM Saturday night from the Hi-Res NAM:

Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits

Temperatures Saturday night into Sunday are likely not as cold as previous nights with temps mainly in the mid to upper 30s. However, it is possible that New England (especially Massachusetts and New Hampshire) stay on the colder side with overnight lows possibly falling below freezing.

Easter likely starts out with a fair amount of clouds, but we will see some sunshine as the weak disturbance lifts away from the Northeast.  The farther south you go, the more sun you will see, but either way, Sunday will be dry.  Also, it will be milder than Saturday as well.  Take a look at forecast temps for 2 PM Easter Sunday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

It looks like the mild weather spills into the new work week and it is expected to be dry.  We'll have more on that forecast in our next blog on Monday.  Until then, have a great and safe holiday weekend !!

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