Saturday April 3 2021 Forecast (7:48AM)

DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 3-7)

A large low pressure circulation cut off from the main jet stream will be the primary driver of our weather during the next 5 days, but its influence, while keeping us on the cooler side, will be to keep us on the drier side too. It will drift westward through the Canadian Maritime Provinces this weekend, turning south into the waters east of New England by Monday before turning back to the east and drifting away toward the middle of next week. A weakening disturbance will send some clouds into the region while its in the process of being torn apart by the larger low to the east tonight into early Sunday. So while the weekend sees temperatures below to near normal, it will be dry. If we are to see any precipitation threat it would be Monday as a lobe of moisture from the offshore low gets near the coast at its closest pass.

TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 47-54. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows 25-32. Wind NW under 10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 33-40. Wind N 10-20 MPH.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. A few rain and/or snow showers possible. Highs 42-49. Wind N 10-20 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 35-42. Wind N 5-15 MPH.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 48-55. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 36-43. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 48-55 coast, 55-62 inland. Wind variable up to 10 MPH with coastal sea breezes.

DAYS 6-10 (APRIL 8-12)

Blocking pattern weakens enough for some additional eastward movement of features affecting our weather – first with high pressure and dry weather early in the period, then approaching low pressure and potential unsettled weather mid to late period.

DAYS 11-15 (APRIL 13-17)

Blocking may redevelop but again we may be on the drier side of the block with limited precipitation chances and no temperature extremes.

42 thoughts on “Saturday April 3 2021 Forecast (7:48AM)”

  1. Thank you, TK. Yay ….no rain tomorrow. And yay, my first vaccine worked. I had a fairly significant fever for me yesterday and was chilled…not shivering chills, but I’m never cold. I was definitely happy to know vaccines are working

    1. Thanks TK!

      Good for you Vicki. It’s interesting how the vaccines affect people in different ways. Over the past 24 hours for me, no side effects whatsoever. On to my next shot on April 22.

      At work, one of the Custodian staff told me that she got two shots and both times had pains in her arm.

      1. Thanks Philip. My arm hurt with first. It was far worse with second. Curiously, I noticed arm paid improved as my fever began to drop.

    1. According to my forecast above, there is potential unsettled weather April 10-12.

  2. Good morning and thank you TK.
    Down to 25 earlier this morning. YIKES! Yes, I know, it has been that cold before. BUT, sorry, it is still cold. It has recovered to 35 as of this hour. Let’s see how high it can go.

      1. Indeed. And in some of the suburbs it didn’t get out of the teens during the day. I believe Boston was in the low 20s during the day. I wasn’t in the Boston area at the time, but heard all of this from my father.

  3. Thanks TK! Happy Easter weekend all, looking like a great one weather-wise. Seems like the weather’s been very quiet since our snowy February.

    I agree with everything TK has forecast above. Tranquil next several days, good unsettled weather opportunity next weekend, then probably a “dry side of the block” pattern beyond then. If this were winter, there would be *a lot* of eyes on next weekend because as it looks now it’s basically a perfect setup for a major Northeast snowstorm. It’ll still have to be watched for potential winter weather outcomes, but the cold will ~probably~ be lacking.

    1. Thanks WxW. I guess you answered my question to TK above as to whether next weekend will be “wet”. Is it going to be a storm to our south but no cold high to our north? Is that the potential setup?

      1. There’s still a lot of uncertainty in the details. To me, the ensembles suggest a Miller-B type outcome is the most likely: low pressure weakens over the Midwest and a new coastal low develops. Much as it has struggled lately, I think the 0z Euro might be sort of on the right track, although it keeps most of the precipitation over the mid-Atlantic. In terms of cold air, there may be a high to the north, but this time of year that is rarely enough. There would have to be a dynamic cooling component (which the 0z Euro did show over the interior mid-Atlantic).

        This certainly doesn’t mean all of next weekend is washed out, by any means, but I would expect one or more rounds of rain between about Friday and Monday.

          1. Unless the thing passes completely south of New England, which is entirely possible.

    2. Of course rain next weekend I’m booked with jobs . It’s a week away I’m not in panic mode yet .

  4. Thanks, TK!

    While I was writing a check this morning, I noticed it was 4-3-21…Countdown Day!

    Here are two musical selections that popped into my mind (or, what’s left of it):

    Happy Countdown Day. 🙂

    Happy and Blessed Easter to all those celebrating tomorrow! Enjoy a wonderful day with family if you are able to be with them, in person or virtually.

    Happy Spring, rebirth and renewal to all!

  5. Thanks TK.

    With the kids out of school for Good Friday, my son and I decided to make one more trip up to Killington yesterday to take advantage of the fresh snow. Felt like mid January up there with temps in the upper teens and low 20’s, and colder wind chills. It snowed (pretty hard at times) all morning and up till about midday. They picked up a couple inches while we were there and about 4″ total. Sun finally poked through a bit right before we left.

    Here’s a couple shots from the North Ridge area (just below the summit) as it was coming down pretty good…

    Riding up the Canyon lift:

    Skiing down the Rime trail:

  6. Got my first my first vaccine shot this morning at CVS (Moderna) and so far no side effects. Was very impressed how easy the whole process was…I went on to the CVS website Monday night on my first try and there were plenty of appointments available for today right in Manchester (about a 15 min drive from my house). Scheduled both doses on line at the same. I was in and out of there in 20 min (15 min of that was just the waiting afterwards).

    CT is doing pretty well on the vaccine front with 81% over age 65 having received a shot, 65% over age 45, and 43% over age 16 per Lamont’s press conference yesterday.

    1. It’s nice to know here too and well done. CT seems to be doing well also.

      I always enjoy your photos. Thank you. Sutton had school yesterday. Uxbridge did not.

  7. Nice pics Mark. I am rooting for your Islanders to beat the Flyers tonight and hoping the rangers win against Buffalo so the rangers could move past the Flyers and stay three points behind Boston for that playoff spot.

    1. Man, the Sabres are just pitiful this year. SHOULD be an easy two points for the Rangers tonight but you never know.

      Islanders need the two points as well. They are in a dog fight for first place with Washington and Pittsburgh. This is a real tough division this year.

      1. If the Rangers want to be a playoff team they got to beat the sabres who are a very bad hockey team.

    2. The Bruins and Penguins had an absolutely wild game this afternoon. It also the 1st Bruins game I’ve attended in nearly 15 months. I was sitting in the AT&T Sportsdeck, about 10 feet from where NESN does the pregame/postgame/intermission shows. I took a whole bunch of pictures.

  8. Great pictures, Mark. Glad you got some more skiiing in. Only another 6 months or so until the first flakes of the 2021-2022 season start falling at Killington.

    1. Yes, Killington tries to stay open till June 1st each year with Superstar and then typically try to open the North Ridge area near the summit by late October. Pretty crazy to think on a good year there are only 3 months at Killington with no skiing.

      1. I’ve said a million times that Memorial Day was Massachusetts weekend at Tuckerman. Nice that killington tries to get to that date too

  9. Did anyone watch “That One in November” on ESPN…making the Masters happen in 2020? To us it was amazingly special since Mac’s angel day is November 11…and the Masters was the highlight of his sports year

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