Easter weekend outlook & a look ahead to next week
The phrase "Dogwood Winter" will get some mentions over the next 7 days!
A Dogwood Winter start with chilly temperatures in the 30s. A quick warm up with sunshine and a southerly breeze should help temperatures reach the mid/upper 60s through the afternoon.
CLOUDS FOR EASTER
Easter sunrise is at 7:28am ET and skies should be cloudy with temperatures in the mid/upper 40s. There is the chance for some patchy light rain in spots, especially north. Otherwise, the remainder of the viewing area looks cloudy. The remainder of Easter Sunday should be a little warmer with afternoon temperatures in the mid/upper 60s and even near 70 south. There should be more clouds than sun overall. Some light showers are possible over the northern parts of our viewing area. Because of that chance and more cloud cover there, afternoon temperatures could be a bit cooler in the upper 50s to lower 60s. So, there could be quite a temperature spread from north to south locally Sunday Afternoon.
WARMER MONDAY & A FEW SHOWERS
More clouds than sun again Monday. A slight chance for a few showers, but otherwise a warmer day with afternoon highs in the lower 70s (60s local mountains)
EVEN WARMER TUESDAY, THEN A COLD FRONT
Tuesday may make you think that Spring has finally settled in for good. But, not yet! It looks quite warm with more clouds than sun Tuesday Afternoon and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Then, a cold front moves through late day Tuesday and through Tuesday Night. This could produce up to an inch of rain and even some thunderstorms. Showers should end Wednesday Morning and so will the warmth.
DOGWOOD WINTER MIDWEEK
Much colder air behind that cold front could settle in through the day Wednesday. A breezy day with afternoon highs staying in the 50s, well below average for the first week of April (avg high near 70). By Wednesday Night, we could again have scattered frost and even a few spots locally near the freezing mark with low/mid 30s by Thursday Morning.
So, please be prepared to cover or protect those early blooming plants next week!
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!