A Taste of Summer

The weather today was as close to perfect as you can get in early April.  Tomorrow may top today, and Tuesday may top tomorrow as a quick taste of summer arrives in Southern New England.  Some rain midweek will bring an end to the warm temperatures.

General Overview
High pressure is in control for the Eastern United States.  Winds have shifted from the NW to W and will turn to the SW tonight.
WPC Surface Analysis Sunday 2 PM 
Max temperatures today are in the mid 60's.  To our south and west (our source region for tomorrow's atmosphere), temperatures are well into the 70's and 80's.
USA 2 m temps Sunday 5 PM (image Weatherbell)
Low temperatures tonight will fall into the upper 30's on the coldest locations (Northern Worcester County) and low 40's elsewhere.  High pressure will stay just off the east coast tomorrow afternoon.  

WPC Surface Fronts/Precipitation Monday 2 PM
The favorable pattern will allow for temperatures to rise into the low to mid 70's.  SW is off the ocean for the Cape and Islands so they will have to sit out the nice weather party due to max temperatures in the 50's.
NWS 2 m max temps Monday (image Weatherbell)
Winds will gust 25-35 mph tomorrow and the air mass is dry.  Therefore, despite the recent rains, there is elevated potential for fire over the next few days.  From the National Weather Service

Low's Monday night will be in the 50's.  That will help set the stage for a run at 80 on Tuesday,  High pressure remains just offshore but the winds will be a bit less on Tuesday.  Still, SW wind gusts up to 20 mph are possible.   The warmest condition will be found in the Connecticut River and Merrimack River Valleys.
NWS Max Temps Tuesday (image Weatherbell)
On Wednesday some light rain will be possible as a cold front pushes through.  Max temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60's.  Most of the day will feature more clouds than the sun.  We will return to the 50's for Thursday-Friday before a return to the 60's on Saturday.

-Zack Green


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