Weekly Outlook: April 30-May 6, 2018

Here at StormHQ, we love the 80s. The music, the movies, everything. We can’t get enough of it. If you love the 80s, then you’re going to love this week’s forecast.

The week starts off on a rather “blah” note. An upper-level low pressure system will move across the Northeast today, giving us clouds, occasional showers, and cool temperatures. In other words, the same weather that we’ve had for the most part for the past 6 weeks. But, after that, things are going to change – for the better.

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Yes, the airmass across the Northeast today is cold enough for some snow across the higher elevations of eastern New York and western New England. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

The upper-level low pressure system pulls away on Tuesday, and high pressure starts to build in at the surface. That means we’ll have some sunshine develop, and temperatures will turn milder. This brings us to Wednesday.

Remember back in the winter, when you were dressed in several layers, had an IV of hot chocolate, and had to go out and shovel your driveway again? Yeah, that sucked, didn’t it? Remember what you were dreaming about then? Well, that arrives on Wednesday. With high pressure in control we’ll have sunshine, low humidity and with gusty southwest winds, temperatures should get into the upper 70s and 80s away from the South Coast and Cape Cod. Yes, we’re serious, and don’t call us Shirley. Thursday will be nearly as good as Wednesday. We’ll have a few more clouds, and a slight chance for some afternoon showers and thunderstorms, but temperatures should again reach the upper 70s and 80s away from the South Coast.

Friday is when things start to transition again. Oh, it’ll still be warm, but we’ll have plenty of clouds as a cold front starts to approach from the west. That front will trigger some showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Behind the front, skies will slowly clear out on Saturday, but it should remain on the warm side, with temperatures still getting into the 70s in many spots. High pressure builds in on Sunday, with sunshine returning, along with more seasonable temperatures. That means we’ll have highs in the 60s. That might be tough to take after a few days of 70s and 80s, but it’s certainly better than the 40s we dealt with a few weeks ago.

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If you love the 80s, then Wednesday is looking like an absolutely fantastic day across the region, since most of us will get into the 80s. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and cool with some showers likely. High 47-54.

Monday night: Becoming partly cloudy to clear. Low 37-44.

Tuesday: A mix of sun and clouds, milder. High 62-69, coolest along the coast.

Tuesday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 50-57.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy, and warm. High 78-85, cooler right along the South Coast and across Cape Cod.

Thursday: Partly sunny, breezy, chance for some late-day showers and thunderstorms. High 79-86, cooler right along the South Coast and across Cape Cod.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 74-81.

Saturday: Becoming partly to mostly sunny. High 68-75.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 62-69.

















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