Friday, April 6, 2012

Beautiful Easter Weekend!

By Jay Grymes & Steve Caparotta

Yep – how about today’s weather?  Now that’s more like it!  Did you enjoy that morning start with sun-up temps in the low to mid 50°s?  And throughout the day, no one could complain about the blue skies and low humidity on this fine-looking Good Friday!

What if you didn’t get a chance to enjoy Friday’s weather?  No problem, because we’ve got a repeat performance on tap for Saturday!  In fact, the entire weekend is shaping up to be a real winner weatherwise.

Surface high pressure will ridge southward out of the Great Lakes and extend all the way to the Gulf Coast, keeping our dewpoints (humidity) on the low side into Saturday.  Heading into Easter Sunday, the high-pressure ridge will slip eastward while a cold front develops along the lee-side (east) of the Rockies and heads towards the Central and Southern Plains.

Look for morning lows for both Saturday and Sunday in the 50°s, with highs in the low 80°s.  We could see a few fair-weather clouds on Saturday, so we’ll call that a mostly-sunny day.  By Sunday, we’ll start getting a little ‘return flow’ going -- flow off the Gulf -- bringing back a little moisture and taking us to partly cloudy skies for Sunday afternoon.  But even then, Easter Sunday will be a very enjoyable day: comfortably warm but still not particularly humid.

We’ll bring a slight chance of rain into the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with fair and mild weather returning for Wednesday.  For now, we are putting a 30% rain chance into the extended forecast for Friday.

Enjoy the Easter Weekend!

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