Up Up & Away! Mild Trend Into Next Week

By Meteorologist Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV

Nothing about this weather pattern can get me down. An early morning chill has given way to a marvelous morning. What a great day to be in Boston and enjoy opening day as the Red Sox take on the Yankees. The weather could not be better…but increasing high clouds with east winds could make it a bit cool at the ball park with temps near 47-50 at game time.

Most of us away from the beaches will climb to 50-55 degrees with sun-filled skies mixing with some increasing high clouds this afternoon. These clouds are along with a shortwave diving south into the mid-atlantic. The rain from the Ohio Valley to PA looks like it is heading right for us this morning…but upper level winds are coming in from the NW with building ridge aloft and  high pressure at the surface. The rain is riding south of us today.

With NW-SE flow continuing aloft…any clouds will be thinning and clearing during the evening hours. Another night of cool lows as temps will drop back to near 32.

High pressure shifts south to start the weekend with temperatures continuing to moderate as winds begin to shift to the SW. Onshore winds will still be found at the coast. Highs will be climbing into the upper 50’s and lwr 60’s.

High pressure will be pulling away with increasing south winds Sunday. Any early sun will be fading to increasing clouds as moisture in the air will increase with an approaching warm front. Mostly dry for much of the day but watch for  a few late day showers or a thunderstorm into Sunday night. Highs will hold steady with more clouds Sunday..but still average above normal in the Upper 50’s and Lwr 60’s inland.

The warm front shifts north through New England Monday. Morning clouds will break to partly sunny skies with breezy warm SW winds. Temps of 16-18 C from 925-850 mb will mix down and allow temps to climb into the 70’s to near 80 inland. South winds will keep it cooler 58-65 at south facing beaches. Eastern MA will likely be in the mid 70’s with the best chance of 80 in western New England Near Springfield or Hartford.

It think the big story this weekend will become severe weather which be breaking out on the plains as a cold front will be sweeping across the nation and clashing with a very warm and humid airmass. The severe weather will come with hail, straightline winds and tornadoes. A severe weather out break will be in place both days across the plains as it eventually shifts to the Ohio Valley by Sunday. This front will move across in a much more weakened state by the time it arrives in the Northeast…but could still kick off a few t’storms with it’s passage. 

Cold front will be on the Move monday Night into Tuesday with a chance of showers or a few thunderstorms. By Tuesday, Upper low is over New York state which crosses right over us…keeping cloudy and unsettled conditions in place.

Temps will be falling behind this cold front into the lwr to mid 60’s with increasing sunshine and building high pressure returning to the Northeast. A mostly flat quiet flow heading into next weekend with another frontal passage during the weekend of April 16th and 17th likely


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