Thursday is the day you've been waiting for. A warm front will be lifting north through the afternoon. As it does, clouds and south winds will increase. The south wind will pull in highs close to 50° despite plenty of clouds. A few rain or snow showers can't be ruled out over the northern mountains during the day but most stay dry while the sun is up. As the sun sets rain showers will start and become more widespread Thursday night into Friday. Rain could be heavy at times through Friday morning's drive; morning lows will be near 40°. Rain will continue off and on through Friday afternoon but there may be a break in the action after lunch, especially across northern areas. Friday afternoon highs will be well into the 50s, some may even touch 60°. Friday night, a quick moving area of low pressure will pass through. This one will bring widespread rain, snow and gusty winds to everyone. It'll last through Saturday evening, right now it's a bit early to estimate snow totals but in the current set up, northern mountains could get several inches. It all depends on where the coldest air sets up with the highest moisture; we'll be watching.
So, the first half of Easter Weekend will be messy, the second half will be dry but cold. Temperatures will likely be in the teens & low 20s at sunrise on Easter Sunday. Snow will be done Sunday, skies will be partly to mostly sunny through the afternoon but highs will only be in the low 30s. The start of next week will be dry and slightly less cold, highs Monday will get near 40°. Tuesday, another system approaches bringing rain and snow showers.
April is here and the weather is active!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker