By Justin Drabick
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pleasant weather continued for Easter Sunday with sunshine but high temperatures ended up being below average. Inland areas made it into the lower 60s, but coastal locations only reached the 50s due to a strong wind right off the cold Atlantic Ocean. Ocean water temperatures are currently in the upper 40s.
A high pressure system situated over New England tonight will keep skies mainly clear allowing for colder temperatures to develop. A frost advisory will be in effect early Monday morning for many areas as lows drop into the low to mid 30s for many suburbs. We typically average our last freeze in mid April so frost is not uncommon this time of year.
There is some good news if you are looking for warmer temperatures. Expect plenty of sunshine on Monday with winds starting to switch more southerly. This will allow for highs to return a bit above average in the upper 60s on Monday afternoon. The warm air mass will remain in place on Tuesday, ahead of our next cold front. Skies will become partly sunny with highs well above average in the lower 70s. However, there will be some showers late in the afternoon and evening as the front moves through. A brief cool down will return behind the front on Wednesday as highs returns below average.