Easter/Passover Weekend Forecast

In the meteorological world, we are now halfway through spring.  We know that's not exactly true in Southern New England, but June is now the same distance in front of the hood as February is in the rearview.   Easter/Passover weekend marks a Spring landmark for many and it looks as if Mother Nature will cooperate this year.  Above normal temperatures and mainly dry weather is in the forecast.

Good Friday
Dry with temperatures running in the low 60's today.  The National Weather Service (NWS) is noting the potential danger fire poses today.
High pressure is control over the northeast.  A few high clouds will be possible midday as an upper-level disturbance quietly tracks through the area.
NWS Max Temps Friday (image Weatherbell)

WPC Surface Fronts/Precipitation Friday 2 PM
Tonight winds will still have a northerly component so temperatures will drop into the 20's in Northern New England.  After midnight the winds will go calm and with clear skies, temperatures will drop into the low to mid 30's in Central/Western MA.
NWS Min Temps Saturday AM (image Weatherbell)
Saturday
On Saturday a warm front will advance north and east.  This will increase temperatures and clouds tomorrow.  Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 60's.  There will also be a threat of rain showers Saturday evening.  Many churches have outdoor bonfires for the Easter Vigil so we will have to watch out for that.
WPC Surface Fronts/Precipitation Saturday 8 PM
Here is the 8 PM simulated radar.  This has some returns, but it is very light across Worcester County and Eastern Massachusetts.
06z NAM hires sim radar Saturday 8 PM (image Weatherbell)
The rain threat is between say 5 PM and 11 PM.  The good news is this will put SNE in the warm sector for Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday
Early morning church service or Easter Egg hunt?  You probably don't even need a jacket.  Morning lows are in the low 50's.
NWS Min Temps Sunday (image Weatherbell)
It's nice being in the warm sector.  Winds will be out of the southwest will be breezy, with gusts of 25-30 mph possible.
WPC Surface Fronts/Precipitation Sunday 8 AM
Max temperatures will be in the low to mid-80's!
NWS Max Temps Sunday (image Weatherbell)
Patriot's Day/Marathon Monday
I'm sure runners wish it would be a bit cooler, but Monday will be very nice with max temperatures in the upper 60's/low 70's.  AM lows will only drop into the mid 50's.  I suppose it could be worse; the marathon could be on Sunday.
NWS Max Temps Monday (image Weatherbell)
Expect mostly sunny skies.  Have a great weekend, religious or otherwise.

-Zack Green

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