April warmth, springtime storms for Easter 2017


A much more widespread rain is expect to roar through during the day on Friday.

The main band of rain associated with the cold front will move through this afternoon on the coast and closer to the evening hours in the valley.

NEXT WEEK: A surface front will drift down toward the Alabama/Tennessee border, and we will mention the chance of scattered showers Monday and Tuesday, but rain amounts won't be especially heavy. There will be a chance of a thundershower or two in northwestern sections of New Hampshire late this afternoon.

A warm and calmer spring pattern will continue for several more days as the primary storm track remains well north. Today will feature near-record warmth with highs approaching 80 degrees away from the shore.

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The Easter weekend will begin with low presure to the north of the United Kingdom on Good Friday and this will take charge of the weather for much of the United Kingdom during the holiday weekend. We did see warmer temperatures as daytime highs climbed into the mid 70s to the low 80s. Further south, it should stay mainly dry and bright with a mixture of cloud and sunny spells. Nighttime lows will be mild ranging from the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Wednesday looks better with sun and low 70s.

Light rain showers will continue to shift northward today, with light snow possible before noon for northwestern valleys at elevations near 4,000 ft. Highs on the beaches will be in the 60s to near 70 degrees.