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Beautiful Easter Weekend Ahead

Beautiful Easter Weekend Ahead

Mar 28, 2024

Today we woke up to clear skies and seasonably cooler temperatures. Following these cooler temperatures is a warming trend. A high-pressure system is helping to keep the weather in our region quiet. The temperature will reach the upper 60s today with the wind coming from the north at 5-10 mph. The sky conditions will remain sunny without a cloud in the sky. This weather will persist for the rest of the week and into the weekend. As sunset approaches today, the sky will remain clear and the temperatures will reach a low in the upper 30s with calm winds.


As the week continues warm air advection is causing the temperatures to rise day-by-day. Friday is expected to be sunny and clear with the temperatures topping out in the lower 70’s. The sunset will bring about a possibility for some clouds to roll into the area. As the weekend nears, we are likely to experience temperatures in the 80s with sunny skies. Temperatures on Easter Sunday are projected to reach into the lower 80s at the peak of the day. Expect gusty conditions this weekend with winds coming from the south-southwest at 5-10mph with the possibility for gusts up to 20 mph. As the workweek begins, we should see partly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid- 80s. Monday is going to be the hottest day that we experience in the next week even though it will be mostly cloudy.


Early Tuesday morning comes the next possibility of rain. Showers and some storms are possible early Tuesday morning. With the warm weather and instability that has built up before the rainmaker, the chance of thunderstorms is enhanced. Specific details about the possibility of shear and instability of the atmosphere cannot be determined quite yet since the system is still a couple of days out. The main threats we’re watching right now are damaging straight line and flooding concerns. Severe weather can not be ruled out quite yet. Following the wet weather, we are expecting to see cooler than normal temperatures return to our area.


Despite the arrival of cooler temperatures after the rain system moving through Tuesday, the region is expected to have above average temperatures. These temperatures will be accompanied by more rain chances.

Ashtyn Ledoux
Student Meteorologist