Weekend Outlook: April 21-24, 2023

Glass half-full or glass half-empty? Which is your point of view? That’ll help you decide whether the weekend will be good or not so good.

Average high temperatures for mid-to-late April around here are close to 60 degrees. Images provided by Weathermodels.com

High pressure slides off to the east, with another sunny day expected on Friday. Temperatures will be mild away from the shoreline, but a seabreeze will keep coastal areas on the cool side once again. Clouds will start to stream in Friday night ahead of a warm front, but we’re not sure that front ever makes it across the region. Saturday looks to feature plenty of clouds, and maybe even a little drizzle, with seasonably cool temperatures, especially the closer to the coastline you get. Low pressure heads into southeastern Canada Saturday night into Sunday, dragging a slow-moving cold front toward the region. Showers will move in ahead of the front Saturday night. To the amateur, looking at the models you would forecast Sunday to be a washout, but that is likely not the case. We’ll have occasional periods of rain, especially during the morning, but it won’t be all day, and in fact, a good chunk of the day, especially in the afternoon, could end up dry. When it does rain though, some of it could be heavy. Since it’s been rather dry lately, we actually do need the rain, so despite it falling on a weekend, it’s not completely bad. Temperatures will be on the cool side once again thanks to the clouds, rain, and gusty onshore winds. The cold front moves offshore later Sunday, but an upper-level low moves into the Northeast on Monday, meaning we’ll still have plenty of clouds, more showers at times, and breezy and cool conditions. This is Mother Nature’s way of reminding you that despite our summer preview a week ago, it is still April in New England.

The models have been overestimating rainfall around here for quite some time, but we still should get some much needed rainfall this weekend. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Thursday night: Clar to partly cloudy. Low 36-43.

Friday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 55-62 near the coast, 63-70 inland.

Friday night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Low 39-46.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy, a little drizzle is possible. High 55-62, a little cooler near the coast.

Saturday night: Cloudy, breezy, showers developing. Low 43-50.

Sunday: Cloudy and windy with periods of rain in the morning, then some occasional showers during the afternoon. High 51-58.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with showers tapering off. Low 41-48.

Monday: Plenty of clouds with some sunny breaks, breezy, some additional showers are possible. High 55-62.

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