A warm weekend, then a wet start to next week
Temperatures should remain very warm through the Easter Weekend! A few afternoon pop up showers could occur Easter Sunday, but a better rain chance possible for Monday and Tuesday.
(IMAGE GALLERY ABOVE: #1. SATURDAY AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES........#2, EASTER SUNRISE LOCAL TEMPERATURES.......#3. SUNDAY AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES.......#4. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SOME STORMS MONDAY)
VERY WARM THROUGH THE WEEKEND
The weekend afternoons should feel more like early Summer as temperatures should reach 80 or higher. Sunny to partly sunny Saturday with only a slight chance for any pop up showers developing. Expect an afternoon high in the lower 80s. Easter Sunday sunrise is at 7:08amET and temperatures should be in the upper 50s to around 60 under a fair sky. Partly sunny through Sunday afternoon with highs near 80, There could be some pop up afternoon and evening t-showers.
WET START TO NEXT WEEK
A system moving in from the Rockies and then the Plains should bring a more widespread chance for showers and storms locally by Monday. The risk of any severe storms remains very low. There are some timing differences between forecast model guidance, but it appears that the coverage increases locally through the afternoon and evening.
Rainfall amounts could be in the 0.75"-1.00" range and we are hopeful that it occurs to help both the pollen situation and the rainfall deficit. Some light showers could linger into Tuesday and even a few showers Wednesday, but along with a little more sun.
Temperatures should not change much with daily highs in the upper 70s, expect back into the 80s Wednesday. Morning lows mostly in the 50s.
ANY SIGNS OF A "BLACKBERRY WINTER"?
That late season cool spell known as "Blackberry Winter" always seems to sneak in during late April and even early May or about the time the blackberries are in bloom. Long range forecast models continue to keep temperatures warm for the next 10 days. Both the GFS and European model do hint at a possible brief cool snap around the 26th. Both models show the possibility of some mornings in the 40s. But, that remains in the long range and things could still change.
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!