Rain Out, Wind In

Well that was quite the wake-up call from Mother Nature this morning, wasn’t it?  Many towns had early downpours, thunder and lightning around 5:30-6:00AM, probably waking up a few of you before you planned to get up on a Saturday morning. 

If it was warm enough for thunderstorms this morning, is was warm enough to melt more snow last night, especially with the fog that was in place.  Looking out the window this morning, it’s amazing how much snow we’ve melted over the last few weeks, and over the past couple days, the leftover snow has really taken a beating.  More importantly, we’ve been able to avoid major flooding issues with this melt down, although the ball fields will be quite muddy for some time.

Showers end by 8-9AM and as we dry out, the wind picks up, gusting at times 40-50mph. A wind advisory is in place until 8pm today.  There may be a brief passing shower midday in Central Mass, but much of the rest of the day features partly sunny skies and temps near 50.

It’ll be colder tonight as temps fall into the 20s to near 30, and that’ll allow for a chilly sunrise service for Easter morning.  Easter day features increasing afternoon clouds and a few late-day sprinkles with highs 45-50.  Temps fall into the 30s tomorrow evening with a few rain/snow showers around into Monday morning.

The pattern is an ugly one for much of next week, especially for Tuesday and Wednesday as temps hold near 40 with an onshore flow and waves of showers periodically move in.

Have a great weekend and enjoy it with friends and family for all of those celebrating Passover and Easter.