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4:45 Update:  In checking the latest observations, the numbers jive with the feeling outside: super-uber nice.  We're seeing mid-60s in many locations right now.  In looking at the latest data, the forecast looks on track, with near-freezing conditions tonight and a slightly cooler Easter along the coast.  I'll revamp the whole discussion after out 6 PM broadcast...

--Mike Cameron

Happy Saturday!


As Jill and I learned this morning, it is "National Garlic Day," which leads me to believe that the aroma of garlic will be permeating Connecticut in the mild breeze we expect later today…


Indeed, this Easter weekend is still looking good!  A dry northwesterly breeze will strengthen and freshen the feeling to the air.  This wind will overcome any sea breeze that tries to develop, which means the afternoon will turn warmer right down to the coast!  Temperatures in many parts of the state will reach 60 degrees, if not a little higher.  It'll be a nice looking day too with partly to mostly sunny skies. 


As nice as these conditions are, they do impose a potential heightened fire danger.  Ample fuels from the winter kill with dry, windy weather all combine to create premium conditions for fire to easily spread.  Be extra judicious with your use of outdoor flames.


Easter will also be nice.  If you are planning on attending sunrise service, plan on dressing in heavy coats; a light wind and clear sky will help the mercury dip into the upper-20s and lower-30s.  High pressure will drift across New England during the day Easter Sunday, ensuring we'll enjoy plenty of strong April sunshine.  Afternoon highs will range from 60 to 65 degrees inland.  Due to the absence of the northwest wind, there will be nothing to push the water-cooled ocean air away from the Shoreline, so we expect that an onshore breeze will return Sunday afternoon, holding readings in the 50s along the Connecticut Shore.


A southerly flow will push temperatures higher early next week.  In fact, we have a shot at 70 degrees over interior portions of the state both Monday and Tuesday!  Plus, both days will be dry.  Showers will likely develop Tuesday night and that will be the first rain in nearly a week!  A weak storm may move off the coast of New Jersey Tuesday night and it could brush coast of Southern New England on Wednesday.  If that happens then the wet weather will carry over into midweek.  Drier conditions should return for the end of the week and seasonably mild temperatures are expected.


FYI….Sunrise Easter morning is at 6:03!



Enjoy your weekend!



Meteorologist Mike Cameron and Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest 

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