A Comfortable, Dry Finish to AprilApril 30th, 2012 at 8:15 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
It was another very cold start this morning—the 3rd morning in a row with freeze warnings/frost advisories for southern New England. Just like the weekend, though, abundant sunshine and dry air will lead to a pleasant afternoon. Winds will be lighter and the temperatures should make it into the low 60s away from the coast for afternoon highs.
We’ll wrap up April with cooler than average temperatures (“normal” high is 64)… but the month overall, will be remembered for dry, breezy conditions and the summer-like warmth mid-Month. Our warmest April days were April 16 and 17 when we hit highs of 83! While rainfall for the month was only a little over a half inch below normal, most of the rain fell over a 2 day period when we picked up more than 3″ of rain April 22-23. We’re still heading into May with a significant rainfall deficit and in what the Drought Monitor considers a “Moderate” to “Severe” Drought.
Looking ahead to the 1st half of May–summer weather lovers may be disappointed. Cooler than average temperatures are being forecasted through May 13 by the Climate Prediction Center.
Even though the cooler air may win out to begin May… there will still be some milder stretches… including the late part of this week, when I’m forecasting highs around 70.