Blocking Keeps Storms Offshore Systems Mostly Weak Spotty Showers

Blocking Keeps Storms Offshore Systems Mostly Weak Spotty Showers

 

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Blocking Keeps Storms Offshore Systems Mostly Weak Spotty Showers

This Easter Sunday turned out to be a rather nice day across much of the US. There was very little in the way of any rain or snow. Severe weather was non existent. The Northeast had sunshine for most areas with just some patchy clouds here and there. The exception was Eastern Maine where clouds from an ocean storm south of Nova Scotia are backing westward. Temperatures today reached the mid 50s to lower 60s. Now we head into a night of mainly clear skies with morning lows Monday in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

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We find ourselves from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England in a bit of an interesting spot. Low pressure is to the east and not going anywhere fast in any direction. Weather systems coming in from the west or northwest are being weakened by the blocking pattern in the North Atlantic.

Monday the stuck upper low to the east will keep us in a good spot. We will have sunshine and a northerly wind that will be gusty at times but by no means out of control. Highs will reach into the 60s. We should point out that the air is very dry with dew points in the 20s and low humidity. This raises the risk for brush fires so be cautious outdoors with flammable materials. The block to the east will also weaken weather systems moving across the Great Lakes over the next several days. Monday night into Tuesday morning a few scattered showers are possible in Southern Pennsylvania. There is another chance in roughly the same area and possibly Southern New Jersey late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The systems will produce some clouds but there will be sunshine both Tuesday during the day and Wednesday. Highs both days will be in the 60s away from the coast and 50s along the immediate coast where sea breezes will develop in the afternoon. Thursday should be one last dry day with a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the 60s.

The traffic jam to the east continues but there is room for a slow moving low in the Great Lakes and its associated cold front to bring a few showers here Friday and they may continue into next weekend.

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