Picturesque Spring Day Across New England

A top 10 spring day today, before things go south once again.

High pressure from Canada offers us a cool start, but with plenty of sunshine many locations get up to 60 to 65° today. Much lighter wind will allow for a seabreeze by lunchtime, keeping the coastal areas a little cooler. High pressure moves to our east tonight with a return flow in from the ocean we expect low clouds coming from the east. At the same time, a warm front will push clouds in from the west.

Tomorrow we are on the cooler side of the front with high temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Also we could see a few rain showers, or even a period of rain and mountain snow across northern New England. We are monitoring the evolution of another severe weather outbreak from Texas to the Ohio Valley the next couple of days.

That heavy weather likely arrives in New England on Friday, and may linger into our Easter weekend. A front will stall along the Appalachian Mountain chain with several areas of low pressure sliding from south to north, to our west. This pattern puts New England on the warm and wet side, with strong to damaging wind from the south. Rain will become heavy at times Friday through Saturday, with rounds of thunderstorms possible rain fall amounts in excess of 2 inches are likely.

And with temperatures in the 60s to near 70° we'll experience another round of rapid snow melt in our mountains. River and urban flooding will likely be as bad, or worse than what we saw on Monday. In addition, strong wind and a full moon means coastal flooding is possible at times of high tide, especially the overnight high tides.

An upper level low-pressure system will drift over New England during Easter Sunday, perhaps allowing for breaks of sunshine but also a chance of showers, and perhaps some snow showers in the mountains as the air turns a little bit cooler. Next week also looks like we may have warmer air and many spring showers. Stay in formed with our First Alert 10 day forecast.

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