Weekly Outlook: April 5-11, 2021

Much of this week will feature conditions that are fairly typical for April in New England. That’s good if you live away from the coastline. Near the coast? No so much.

Low pressure south of Nova Scotia was sending clouds into eastern New England early this morning. Loop provided by NOAA.

The week starts off with low pressure off to the east slowly drifting southward. This will keep clouds in place across eastern New England with a few showers possible. We’ll also have northeast winds blowing off the still-chilly Atlantic, resulting in cool temperatures. The farther inland you head, the more likely you are to see sunshine and temperatures that are warmer than normal. Tuesday looks somewhat similar, but as the low pulls away, the small chance for showers we have today goes with it. High pressure then builds in for Wednesday through Friday with sunshine for much of the region along with seasonably mild temperatures.

Drought conditions are starting to develop across parts of the Northeast once again, so we need some rain. Image provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Next weekend is where things get tricky again. High pressure will slide offshore on Friday as low pressure starts to approach from the southwest. For the weekend, there are some models that show the high remaining in place, keeping the region dry, but trending cooler. Other models have the rain from the system moving in, resulting in a damp and cool weekend. We’re going to lean on the dry side for now with the forecast, but obviously, the other scenario is just as plausible, so this is a low-confidence forecast. We should have a much better idea by the time we get to our weekend outlook on Thursday.

Will it rain this weekend? Some models say yes, some say no. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, breezy, chance for a few showers along the coast. High 53-60, a little cooler along the coast.

Monday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 35-42.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 52-59, a little cooler along the coast.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 35-42.

Wednesday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 49-56 along the coast, 57-64 inland.

Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 48-55 along the coast, 56-63 inland.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 49-56 along the coast, 57-64 inland.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 52-59, a little cooler along the coast.

Sunday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 51-58, a little cooler along the coast.

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