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Easter Weekend Forecast

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How does a return to the Mid 50's sound? The next three days should climb into the mid to upper 50's across all of Southern New England (except some of the higher elevations).  There will be an outside shot of 60 before some rain moves in Sunday afternoon/evening.

Friday
A sprinkle or a light shower is possible this afternoon.  Otherwise skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a few breaks of sun.  Temperatures will look like this
Lows drop to the mid 30's tonight. Colder in higher elevations.
Saturday Highs will be in the lower to mid 50's on Saturday.  It should also be a mostly sunny day with light winds.  Pick of the weekend. Overnight lows drop into the low 30's/upper 20's in the cold regions.
Easter Sunday Some rain will be working in from the west.  The models are timed different.  I would expect the clouds to be building around noon after a great start.  Any Easter egg hunts would be best in the morning/early afternoon.  Temperatures will be in the 50&…

Mostly Sunny Today, Rain/Snow Showers Possible Tomorrow

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Yesterday turned out to a pleasant day in the Blackstone Valley.  Some snow flurries were reported early in the day and I received reports of a heavy snow squall in the Bolton area.   For today you can hit the repeat button.  It will be mostly sunny but there will be a chance of a light shower or flurry.  Tomorrow morning a snow squall may develop during the morning commute.  That could make travel slow on the way to school/work.

Current Weather
The radar is quiet in Southern New England this morning
The surface map is also quiet Low pressure is offshore, high pressure to the southwest and the northwest.  The flow leaves the Northeast vulnerable to some pop up rain/snow showers.  The current temperatures look like thisShort Term Forecast The Jet Stream is still forecast to stay well south of the Northeast The reason for this has been the weakening of the polar vortex at the north pole.  This has allowed for the jet stream to drop very far south.  Its a good thing we are getting this i…

Temps stay in 40's during the week, 50's this weekend

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This weather pattern has been stubborn. Over the next 7-10 days our weather will feel more winter like than spring like.  The trade off is this Sunday (Easter for many) will be nice.  Here is a quick outlook for the next few days.

Current Conditions/Observations
The snowstorm that brought a record 18.5 inches to Springfield. IL managed to stay south of New England.
Indianapolis recorded one of its biggest March snowfall's on record Now cities in the Midwest are creeping up the "all-time" snowfall list just as some here in New England.  Speaking of New England, temperatures are ok this morning. Temperatures will moderate into the upper 40's and even the low 50's in a few areas.  Boston should see 50 or be very close today Here is the surface chart.  One can see how close the storm really is, yet it is just far enough away. Winds will be blustery and out of the north today.  Here are the current winds as of 5 am Tonight lows drop to the upper 20's/low 30's. …

Monday Morning Update

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Skies will be mostly cloudy today with a chance of snow/rain showers as a systems passes well to the south of New England.  Temperatures will slowly creep toward 50 this week and Easter is still looking pretty nice. I'm cautiously optimistic that there will be no more snow.  My forecast for April, May, and Hurricane Season can be found here.  
Current Conditions/Observations Here is the current surface chart The Northeast Regional Radar is active this morning On the water vapor satellite this is what it looks like this morning The general movement with this system is west to east.  It will not gain much latitude.  The reason is the Jet Stream.  Here it is at 250 mb A ridge remains in the southwest while below normal cold continues east of the Rockies.  Here is a snapshot of temperatures across the United StatesShort Term Forecast Today will not be a great day.  It will often be gray and pockets of drizzle may develop, especially south of the Pike.  Later this afternoon/this evening…

Looking Ahead to Easter, April, May, and Hurricane Season

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The last two months have been cold and snowy and many of us are all set with winter.  A storm will slide south of New England (very rare for late March) and plaster much of the I-70 to I-80 corridor with heavy wet snow.  The Jet Stream is still well to our south so the below March temperatures continue until the end of the week.  I do think Easter is going to be very nice; 57-60 and mostly sunny is my first guess.  

Note- this is a very long post covering several topics.  

Short Term Forecast
Here is how North America looks in temperature anomalies this March (departure from average)
Warmth is building in the southwest which is good to see.  Its going to take awhile for it to get to New England and it won't stay long.  Here is the jet stream for tomorrow afternoon
Here are the forecast temperature anomalies from the EURO for tomorrow afternoon
Tomorrow New England stays dry.  There may be a dusting to an inch on the South Coast of New England. But that's about it! In fact there…