Let’s begin this update with a request…please, when we have our first 80° day of the spring, do not say to me “looks like we’re going straight from winter to summer this year.” Inevitably, someone will say that, but this has been a a very typical spring in Southern New England. In fact, the average temperature for April has been 48.7° – exactly normal through the first 29 days. The weather for the past five days has been quintessential late-April weather in Southern New England. For the most part, it’s been upper 50s to mid 60s with the coolest temperatures near the coast during the day. With clear skies at night, the temperature has dropped into the 30s to low 40s. Grass is growing, trees and flowers are exploding with color – it’s a wonderful time of the year!
The great news is that, overall, this terrific weather will be continuing for a while. A storm will make a run through the Mid-Atlantic on Monday and Tuesday, but is unlikely to bring much, if any, rain to Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts. There will be more clouds around early in the week. High temperatures will be similar to the weekend, with mid 60s inland, and 50s to low 60s near the coast.
High pressure over Eastern Canada will drift southwest to near New England by late in the week. There will be fair weather Wednesday through Friday. The wind direction will determine the temperature, and its somewhat unclear if there will be a cool northeast wind or a warmer southerly breeze on Friday. Wednesday and Thursday should both be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 60s inland and near 60 at the coast.
Looking ahead to next weekend, the dry weather will persist. There are some signs that the temperature will creep into the low 70s inland during the day. Right now, it looks like there will be plenty of sun again next week.
One of the only downsides to this dry weather is a high pollen count. Tree pollens are out in full force, and the dry weather may make things difficult for allergy sufferers.
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