7:00 AM | A cold start to the month of April following a cold March

cold_March[March temperature departures from normal; courtesy NOAA]

6-Day NYC Forecast

Today

Mainly sunny, breezy, cold, highs not far from 50 degrees

Tonight

Mostly clear, cold, lows in the upper 30’s

Thursday

Mainly sunny, becoming windy and much milder, low 60's

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers late, maybe a thunderstorm, near 50 degrees for lows

Friday

Mostly cloudy, quite breezy and mild with periods of rain, maybe a thunderstorm, low-to-mid 60’s

Saturday

Lingering showers possible in the morning; otherwise, partly sunny skies, breezy and colder, low-to-mid 50’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, quite chilly for this time of year, near 50 degrees

Monday

Partly sunny, milder, mid 50’s

Discussion

As the month of March came to a close, there was snow late yesterday in the Lehigh Valley and northeastern part of PA with a few inches reported in the Poconos. March turned out to be much colder-than-normal throughout the Northeast US (map). Today will turn out to be a drier day compared to the first two days of the work week, but it’ll be quite breezy and cold for the first day of April. Temperatures are likely to hold primarily in the 40’s this afternoon, but much milder air will advance northward into our region on Thursday. It’ll stay quite mild on Friday; however, periods of rain are likely to develop as the next cold front approaches from the northwest. Lingering rain is possible into Saturday morning following the cold frontal passage and it’ll stay below-normal temperature-wise through the upcoming Easter weekend.