Breaking down the Easter Weekend forecast

Good Friday, everyone. Easter Weekend is kicking off on a rather ugly note, with leftover rains and a chill in the air. How are things looking as the Easter Bunny hops into town on Sunday? I have the full breakdown.

Let’s begin with today. Gusty showers will be common early, but will slowly decrease during the afternoon and evening. Temps are generally in the upper 40s and low 50s for most of the region.

Here are your radars to track the action:

Saturday’s weather looks good for much of the day, but goes downhill quickly by evening. That’s when another cold front zips in from the northwest. Showers will increase during this time and will hang around into the wee hours of Easter Sunday.

That may impact some Easter Sunrise services, but what happens after this is getting more of my attention. We should see some dry weather, but another system zips in from west to east by Sunday night. The models are taking on a much colder look, with the potential for a rain/snow mix, or a swath of light snow.

The GFS is showing the snow across the northern half of the state Sunday night:


The Canadian has a similar look:

The rest of spring break looks pretty ugly, with big storm systems rolling across the region. This is from the continued fight between spring and winter, with winter still showing a lot of spunk. The GFS Ensembles snowfall map for the next two weeks shows this:

True spring is still a ways away. Make it a good one and take care.

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