Another holiday is upon us and many are planning it with family and friends. As the weather gets warmer this time of year, many celebrations will take place outdoors. But will the weather cooperate in your area?
Here’s a look at your Easter weekend forecast.
If you’re going to take the kids on an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, you could be in for a soggy surprise in both the Southeast and Pacific Northwest.
A slow front currently covering the Southeast has been cleared up and will continue unhurriedly tomorrow.
There could be an extra inch (or more) of rain between tonight and Saturday night. In places where rainfall is still slightly more convective – places like south AL, north FL, GA, SC and east NC – instances of scattered flash floods can become an issue.
The Pacific Northwest will remain under the influence of the depression, although a ridge is forming over the rest of the western United States. More rain (and mountain snow) will move through, leaving the area soggy next week.
For the rest of the country, ridge building and high-pressure expansion will keep sunny conditions and temperatures up for the day on Saturday. Get out there and enjoy it!
At dawn on Sunday, we’ll still be dealing with the slow-moving front and soggy pattern for the Pacific Northwest.
While the Pacific Northwest remains rainy (with mountain snow) through Sunday, the front in the Southeast will finally begin to push out early in the day with clear skies behind it. However, it will bring showers to Florida and some Gulf Coast as it attempts to depart.
Additionally, a short wave will move over the Plains on Sunday, creating conditions for showers and clouds to linger for the day.
Elsewhere, sunshine will reign as the high pressure continues to expand in both the west and east. Above-average temperatures will also continue to increase coverage, expanding into the western and midwestern states.
The Southeast will still be significantly cooler than average after the front passes, but at least the sunshine will return.
Warmer and rather quiet weather is coming next week, so get out there and enjoy it while you can!
Happy Easter to those who celebrate!
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