BLOG: Easter Warmth
By Justin Drabick
It was a cool start to Easter Weekend with highs only reaching the low 50s on Friday.
Today didn’t start off much better with rain and cool temperatures but we are now having a nice finish to the day. A warm front brought the rain this morning and then moved through this afternoon. This allowed for milder temperatures to surge in the Delaware Valley. Some peek of sun developed this afternoon and temperatures got up to the upper 60s and even low 70s in some spots. Here it is 7:45pm and it is still 68 degrees.
It will remain mild tonight with warm temperatures on the way for Easter Sunday. However, there is still a chance for some showers and thunderstorms. A cold front currently over the Midwest will advance eastward tonight. A cluster of showers and thunderstorms are breaking out ahead of the front. As they move east, they will dissipate a bit but a few showers may make it through the area overnight tonight.
Easter morning should be mainly dry but with the front situated to our north & west, a few showers and storms may fire up especially during the afternoon and at night on Sunday. Highs on Easter will make it into the upper 70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.
The cold front never makes it through the area so we will remain on the warm side. In face, the front moves farther northward on Monday and Tuesday. Strong southerly flow will develop along with some sunshine. This will allow for highs to reach the low 80s by Tuesday. Warm temperatures will then continue through most of the week.