Rainstorm On The Way
Just a quick update on the upcoming storm. There are still some sizable differences in the computer models with regard to timing and amounts of rain. I think it will start sometime Sunday and continue into Monday (shower or thunderstorm is possible Saturday). Its hard to pinpoint amounts this far out but I think an inch of rain is a good bet with possibly more.
Areas in Central/Western PA on up through NY State could be looking at some snow.
Time To Pay The Piper?
The run of above normal temps and lack of rain has continued since the last update. We need the rain as I have alluded to in recent updates, and we may have a dent put in our rainfall deficit this weekend. Early indications for this weekend into Monday are pointing to a storm coming up the coast. Many of the computer models are showing at least an inch of rain. We shall see if the trend of the winter continues where there were many phantom storms on the models in this timeframe.
If this does come to fruition we could be looking at rain and temps in the 50's for a few days with snow back into the Appalachian Mts.
Easter Outlook and A Concern For The Summer
This week we should see above average temps for this time of year as most days will be in the 60's. We could see some showers Tuesday night and Wednesday, but it does not look like a big deal. The long range look at Easter Sunday looks like we should see sun and temps reaching 70.
If you haven't noticed already, we are in a relatively dry pattern for the Spring. I've mentioned this before, but I think that overall pattern will continue for a while and we could be looking at a drought this Summer. Every precipitation event recently has underperformed what was expected. Its something to keep an eye on.