Easter Weekend: Wet, then Warm/Dry

April 18, 2014

11pm Friday…

Here’s our latest forecast for Easter Weekend:

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quite a change from Saturday to Sunday.   I think Sunday afternoon will be one of those real nice spring afternoons…good enough for a BBQ!

Southerly flow pushes lots of high/mid clouds over us Monday with a shower possible just about anytime.

By Monday night, a chilly upper-level trough is approaching, increasing shower activity.  This leads us into a pretty long spell of cool and showery weather.  A 2nd cold trough settles in late next week and into the last weekend of the month.

Take a look at the 12z ECMWF and 00z GFS ensemble charts, you can see the below average temps through the next 7+ days beyond Tuesday.  Also notice very good agreement through that period too.

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Better get your lawn mowed either Sunday or Monday!

 Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen