DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 4-8)
A happy Easter to all who are celebrating it today! Despite a cold start, it will be a nice day under a small extension of Canadian high pressure. Blocking in the atmosphere will be strongest the next couple of days before some weakening of the block takes place. This pattern evolution will send a large low pressure circulation westward through the Canadian Maritimes today then southward passing not too far east of New England on Monday, before drifting back to the east away from this area into the middle of the week when high pressure rooted in eastern Canada noses its way back across this area. Other than a light precipitation threat Monday when the low makes its closest pass, this is a dry weather pattern once again. While the early blossoms are starting to show and will continue to increase, we’re still a little way off from full leaf-out, which means the combination of most days with sun keeping the ground very dry, fire danger will be quite high.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 53-60. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.
TONIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 33-40. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Sun/cloud mix with cloudiest conditions nearest the eastern coast where there may also be a few light showers of rain. Highs 45-52 eastern coastal areas, 53-60 elsewhere. Wind N to NE 5-15 MPH, higher gusts in eastern coastal areas.
MONDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 35-42. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 36-43. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 48-55 coast, 55-62 inland. Wind NE up to 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 37-44. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 49-56 coast, 56-63 inland. Wind variable up to 10 MPH with coastal sea breezes.
DAYS 6-10 (APRIL 9-13)
The large scale pattern will feature the redevelopment of blocking during this period. For the first couple of days (April 9-10) it looks like high pressure, centered in eastern Canada, will extend through New England enough to keep it dry and tranquil here with cool nights and days that are mildest over the interior and cooler at the coast with sea breezes. We’ll have to keep an eye on low pressure to the southwest of the region trying to move this way from mid through late period, but despite guidance inconsistency, the trend has been to keep this area of unsettled weather pushed further to the south and while we end up with more cloudiness we would not end up with that much precipitatoin. Will watch these trends in guidance and the overall evolution of the pattern.
DAYS 11-15 (APRIL 14-18)
An overall tendency for blocking continues with our area on the drier side but the mean air flow often from the north and east with no big temperature swings.