Weekend Outlook: April 29 – May 2, 2022

As we get ready to flip the calendar from April to May, we’ve actually got a rather nice weekend coming up.

Low pressure will continue to meander around east of the the region into Saturday while high pressure builds in from the west. We’ll be stuck in the middle with patches of clouds, gusty winds, (especially on Friday) and relatively cool temperatures. By Sunday, the low is far enough to the east to allow the high to take control, meaning sunshine and milder temperatures. However, don’t get too used to it. Another system will start to approach on Monday. We’ll see clouds streaming in, but for now at least, it looks like the day should remain dry, with any rain likely holding off until evening or at night.

High temperatures should be in the lower to middle 60s for most of us at the end of April. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Thursday night: Clear and chilly. Low 30-37.

Friday: Morning sun, afternoon clouds, breezy. High 49-56.

Friday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 33-40.

Saturday: Partly sunny. High 52-59.

Saturday night: Clear skies. Low 34-41.

Sunday: Plenty of sunshine. High 61-68, a little cooler right at the coast.

Sunday night: Clear during the evening, clouds start to filter in late at night. Low 37-44.

Monday: Increasing and thickening clouds. High 57-64.

Weekly Outlook: April 25 – May 1, 2022

As we enter the final days of April, we’re not looking at a lot of warm weather this week.

Today looks to be the pick of the week with high pressure building in. We’ll have some sunshine, but temperatures will be on the cool side again, especially along the coast thanks to an onshore flow. Clouds start to move in late in the day as a cold front starts to approach the region. That front will bring in some showers later Tuesday into early Wednesday as it moves through and a wave of low pressure rides along it. Once it pushes offshore, an upper-level low pressure area will slowly move across the Northeast, keeping us rather cool with a decent amount of clouds for Thursday and Friday, possibly even lingering into Saturday. By Sunday, high pressure will build back in with milder temperatures returning.

A rather chilly week is expected across the Northeast. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: Partly sunny. High 56-63, a little cooler right at the coast.

Monday night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Low 38-45.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with showers developing late in the day. High 57-64.

Tuesday night: Cloudy with showers likely. Low 41-48.

Wednesday: Showers end early, some afternoon sunny breaks may develop. High 53-60.

Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy. High 49-56.

Friday: Sunshine with afternoon clouds, breezy. High 49-56.

Saturday: Partly sunny. High 50-57.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 55-62.

Weekend Outlook: April 22-25, 2022

We’ve got a fairly decent weekend coming up with some typical springtime weather, which means keep the jackets handy.

A few showers are likely this evening and tonight as a cold front crosses the region, then high pressure builds in for Friday with sunshine and milder temperatures. The cooler air starts to settle in Friday night. With high pressure building in to the north we’ll turn cooler for Saturday, with clouds moving in during the day as a backdoor cold front starts to slide down the coastline. That front may produce a few showers when it comes through Saturday evening, then Sunday will feature plenty of clouds and rather cool temperatures thanks to an east wind off the still chilly Atlantic. Temperatures will only be in the 40s at the coast and several miles inland, with 50s a little farther inland. You won’t have to go too far to find milder weather, as that front will likely stall out across southwestern New England, so temperatures could be in the 60s and 70s from southwestern Connecticut into the New York City area. That front may try to lift northward again as a warm front, and while it probably won’t get back here, temperatures will start to warm up a bit on Monday as winds will no longer be off the water. However, we’ll still have plenty of clouds as another storm system will start to approach from the west.

Friday is the pick of the weekend with sunshine and temperatures well into the 60s. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Cloudy with a few showers this evening, skies start to clear out late at night. Low 41-48.

Friday: Plenty of sunshine, breezy. High 60-67.

Friday night: Clear skies. Low 34-41.

Saturday: Sunny early, clouds move in and thicken up during the afternoon. High 56-63.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers during the evening. Low 38-45.

Sunday: More clouds than sunshine. High 44-51 along the coast, 51-58 inland.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 37-44.

Monday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 57-64.

Weekly Outlook: April 18-24, 2022

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” – T.S. Eliot

We had temperatures above 70 on Friday and Saturday, and now there might be snow in the forecast? Ah yes, April can indeed be the cruelest month.

We start the week off on a chilly note with high pressure in control, but with sunshine this morning, temperatures will rise into the 50s this afternoon, which is a few degrees below normal. Clouds will start to stream in this afternoon as low pressure begins to head up the East Coast. We’ll have a period of rain and gusty winds Monday night into Tuesday, but across the interior, especially in the hills from Worcester County into southern New Hampshire, there will likely be some snow, with some accumulations likely. Even at the lower elevations, especially from southern New Hampshire into the Merrimack Valley, we could have some wet snow mix in, but if there’s any accumulation in these areas, it will be very minor and confined to grassy surfaces.

Any snow is likely confined to the hills and areas well north and west. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Skies start to clear out Tuesday afternoon as high pressure builds back in, with dry and seasonably cool conditions into Wednesday. We’ll start to warm up again on Thursday ahead of another frontal system, that could bring in a few showers for Thursday night and early Friday. High pressure builds back in for the weekend with mild temperatures for at least Saturday, but Sunday could turn cooler as a backdoor cold front may slide down the coastline.

Average high temperatures in mid-April are right around 60 degrees. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Monday: Sunny and chilly early, clouds start to filter in and thicken up during the afternoon. High 50-57.

Monday night: Rain developing, mixed with snow across the hills and well inland, breezy. Low 36-43.

Tuesday: Breezy with rain (or snow) ending in the morning, some clearing in the afternoon. High 50-57.

Tuesday night: Becoming mostly clear. Low 34-41.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and breezy, clouds may start to move back in late in the day. High 51-58.

Thursday: Intervals of clouds and sun, chance for a few showers at night. High 55-62.

Friday: Chance for a shower early, then becoming partly to mostly sunny and milder. High 61-68.

Saturday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 56-63.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 53-60.

Weekend Outlook: April 15-18, 2022

We’ve got plenty going on this weekend between Opening Day at Fenway, Easter, and Marathon Monday, but the weather should cooperate for the most part.

Patriots Day looks fantastic for both the Marathon and the Red Sox game.

A cold front will move across the region tonight with showers and possibly a rumble of thunder accompanying it. Skies will clear out Friday morning, setting up a fantastic day for baseball at Fenway. For first pitch at 2pm, we should have plenty of sunshine, temperatures around 64, and a southwest wind around 10 mph (blowing out to centerfield). Clouds will start to stream back in late Friday night as another system approaches the region. Saturday will feature plenty of clouds, but most of the shower activity should hold off until late afternoon, so if you have outdoor plans in the morning or early afternoon you should be good. Showers will continue Saturday night, with skies starting to clear out late at night. Easter Sunday should feature plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures. For Patriots Day on Monday, we’ll have sunshine during the morning, with temperatures in the upper 40s or lower 50s at the starting line in Hopkinton. The runners will have sunshine, temperatures in the 50s, and light southerly winds as they make their way toward Boston. Clouds will start to stream in during the afternoon ahead of yet another system, but any rain from that storm should hold off until after dark.

We’re still a few weeks away from the average date for our last frost. Image provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Thursday night: Showers, possibly a thunderstorm, ending after midnight. Some clearing toward daybreak. Low 39-46.

Friday: Mostly sunny and mild. High 61-68.

Friday night: Clear during the evening, then clouds stream back in overnight. Low 45-52.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, showers develop during the afternoon. High 60-67.

Saturday night: Showers ending by midnight, some late-night clearing. Low 34-41.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High 48-55.

Sunday night: Clear skies. Low 32-39.

Monday: Some morning sun, then clouds return during the afternoon. High 52-59.

Weekly Outlook: April 11-17, 2022

With both Opening Day at Fenway and Easter coming up this week, the forecast will be under a bit more scrutiny. As you might expect in mid-April, we’ve got a rather typical springtime pattern coming up this week, which means it’ll be warm, cool, dry, and wet. Let’s try to make some sense of that.

You know the summer is not far away when Opening Day at Fenway arrives.

We start off with high pressure building in today, giving us some sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures. Clouds start to stream in tonight ahead of low pressure heading toward southeastern Canada. That system will send a warm front toward the region early Tuesday, with some showers likely Monday night into Tuesday morning. We’ll clear out in the afternoon and turn milder before a cold front moves through during the afternoon with little fanfare. High pressure builds back in for Tuesday night into Wednesday before the next system starts to head toward the region.

The next system will be making headlines across the nation for a few days before it arrives. It’ll produce heavy rain and mountain snow in the Northwest and Northern California, a blizzard in the Northern Plains, and widespread severe weather from the Central and Southern Plains into the Mississippi Valley. None of that is expected here, but we will have some rain, which could be heavy at times on Thursday. Temperatures will be highly dependent on how far north the warm front ahead of the systems gets. South of the front, temperatures could soar into the 70s, while north of the front, it could stay in the 40s and 50s. As the system drags a cold front through late Thursday, the rain will end, and so will any of the warm weather that moves in. High pressure builds in for Friday with drier and a return to seasonable temperatures. For the Red Sox home opener on Friday at Fenway, for now it looks to be partly sunny with temperatures somewhere around 60.

Thursday could potentially be a very warm day for at least part of the area. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Next weekend presents some question marks. The models all handle the following system differently, not only from model to model, but from run to run. So, we’re looking at another period of rain and cooler temperatures at some point between Saturday and Monday, but we’re not quite sure when. Some models have even hinted at the potential for a little snow in the hills or even southern New Hampshire. So, what you see below represents our best thinking for now, but realize that it will almost certainly change by the time we get to our Weekend Outlook on Thursday. With Sunday being Easter, and next Monday being Patriots Day, a.k.a. Marathon Monday, the forecast is fairly important, so we hope to have a fairly good idea of what to expect by Thursday.

The GFS can’t decide from one run to the next if Easter will be wet or dry. Images provided by Tropical Tidbits.

Monday: Mostly sunny, clouds start to move in late in the day. High 55-62.

Monday night: Becoming cloudy with showers developing. Low 39-46.

Tuesday: Showers end early, becoming partly to mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 62-69.

Tuesday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 39-46.

Wednesday: Morning sun, increasing afternoon clouds, showers develop at night. High 60-67.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain and showers. High 62-69, potentially even warmer south of the Mass Pike, but potentially much cooler from the North Shore to the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Friday: Partly sunny. High 60-67.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy, chance for showers. High 60-67.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sun, breezy, showers possible. High 52-59.

Weekend Outlook: April 8-11, 2022

Some wet weather is on the way, but none of the upcoming days looks like a washout.

Low pressure will move across New England tonight, with another period of rain likely, some of which could be heavy overnight. The rain should end Friday morning as low pressure starts to pull away, with some sunshine developing in the afternoon. Some additional clouds will pop up, and there’s a very slight chance for a shower, but for the most part, Friday afternoon may end up fairly decent. Another weak disturbance moves in late Friday night into Saturday morning with more showers, then we’ll start to see some sunny breaks in the afternoon once again. An upper-level low moves across the Northeast on Sunday, so we’ll see more clouds pop up, with a few showers possible in the afternoon. High pressure then builds in for Monday with sunshine and drier weather.

The heaviest rain should stay well to our west, but a decent amount of rain is expected over the next few days locally. Image provided by WeatherBell.

For Opening Day in the Bronx on Friday, for the first pitch at 1:05pm, it should be partly to mostly sunny, southwest winds around 10 mph, and a temperature near 60. Play Ball!

It’s a little late, but Opening Day as finally arrived. Image provided by MLB.

Thursday night: Cloudy and breezy with rain likely, possibly heavy, maybe even a thunderstorm, especially south of Boston. Low 39-46.

Friday: Showers end early, then some clearing, but we could see another spot shower in the afternoon, breezy. High 60-67, cooler along the South Coast.

Friday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, showers possible late at night. Low 37-44.

Saturday: Morning showers, then becoming partly sunny and breezy again. High 54-61.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 35-42.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sun, chance for a few showers. High 50-57.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 34-41.

Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 55-62.

Weekly Outlook: April 4-10, 2022

Better enjoy today, because much of the upcoming week isn’t looking that nice.

High pressure builds in today with some sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures, but that will be enough to make this the best day of the week. Tuesday might not be that bad either, with some sunshine in the morning, but clouds will start to move in during the afternoon ahead of a low pressure system heading toward the Mid-Atlantic states. That system will pass south of the region Tuesday night into Wednesday with rain likely. Wednesday just looks like a cool, damp day, not that unusual for early April. Temperatures may be marginally cold enough for some wet snow across central and possibly southern New Hampshire, but any accumulation would likely be confined to grassy surfaces, and mainly before daybreak Wednesday. Again, this is not that unusual for early April.

Daytime temperatures on Wednesday will be 5-10 degrees below normal across the region. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

That system will pull away later on Wednesday, but another one quickly follows for Thursday into Friday. This one will bring another round of rain in, and it could be heavy once again. In fact, Thursday looks like a washout at this point. The Red Sox are scheduled to open the season at Yankee Stadium at 1pm Thursday, and the odds of that game happening look pretty slim at this point. Expect it to be bumped to Friday afternoon.

It’s a little late, and possibly a day later than we’re hoping, but Opening Day has finally arrived. Image provided by MLB.

That system will pull away late Friday, but an upper-level low moves into the Northeast for the weekend, keeping plenty of clouds around, with a few showers possible each afternoon. We also have to keep an eye on a storm system offshore, but right now, it looks to be too far offshore to have any impact, expected possibly bringing some showers to the Outer Cape.

Parts of the region could pick up a decent amount of rain between now and next weekend. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 49-56.

Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 30-37.

Tuesday: Morning sunshine, increasing afternoon clouds. Showers may develop near the South Coast late in the day. High 54-61.

Tuesday night: Cloudy with showers likely, possibly mixed with wet snow across central New Hampshire. Low 36-43.

Wednesday: Periods of rain and showers, tapering off by evening. High 44-51.

Thursday: Rain likely. High 47-54.

Friday: Plenty of clouds with more showers, possibly some afternoon sunny breaks. High 59-66.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds, chance for a shower. High 56-63.

Sunday: More clouds than sun, a shower or two possible. High 51-58.

Finally, we’ll mention that the models are showing the potential for a significant warmup next week. While we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one very warm day in there, we’re skeptical that an extended warmup is on the way. For one, the water is still very cold, leaving us susceptible to seabreezes or even back-door cold fronts that will bring in much cooler air off the Atlantic. Also, if the upper-level ridge sets up a bit too far to the west, we stay on the cooler side of things. As we said, some of the models show a significant warmup, but beyond a day or two in the middle of next week, they haven’t been consistent is showing it lasting into the end of the week or beyond. We’ll obviously delve more into this next weekend.