Ugly weather starts Easter Weekend

Good Friday, folks. Easter Weekend is here and it’s starting out on a very ugly note and things look to get a little worse by Saturday. That’s the bad news. The good news is what follows for Easter Sunday, and that’s dry and milder air.

Gusty showers and some rumbles of thunder are possible out there today as our upper level low spins in. It’s not going to rain all day, but I would make sure to keep the umbrella by my side at all times:

tracking:

Rain will increase quickly this evening as our upper low strengthens over the area. For areas under the core of the upper low, temps may cool enough for a little wet snow to mix in later tonight or Saturday. The NAM has been all over this for a few days now:

It’s going to be interesting to see if some areas can get some wet snow to fall in this setup. Regardless, some good rains will fall as temps stay cold. Highs may not get out of the 40-45 degree range for central and eastern parts of the state on Saturday.

As the upper low moves away, warmer air quickly surges in for Easter Sunday:

Highs for Easter range from the middle 70s west to near 60 in the far east:

Thermometer readings may head close to 80 into early next week as the overall pattern continues to be skewed warmer than normal.

 

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