It’s April now. You may be thinking about warming temperatures and the occasional April shower. Well, Mother Nature has a different plan in mind this week (April 2-8), however, because there are multiple chance for snow, both at the start and the end of this week. Temperatures will also be variable, ranging from the upper 30s through the low 60s for highs. [See our exclusive VIDEO forecast at the end of the article!]
Monday, Apr. 2: On Monday, an upper-level disturbance is going to move through the Mid-Atlantic, bringing a light to moderate snow to town throughout the morning hours. This will be an all-snow event because temperatures will be below freezing through the duration in the morning, but depending on how heavy this snow is will determine the road impacts. Most treated roads are expected to be just wet and slushy, but the secondary roads, especially in North Wilton, may be more of a concern. Once this snow comes to an end by noon, between two and five inches is expected. Much of that will melt during the afternoon, however, due to temperatures rising into the mid 40s under mostly sunny skies.
Tuesday, Apr. 3: On Tuesday, a new storm system will begin to move in, but this time it should be too warm for snow. Instead, periods of rain showers are expected throughout the day while temperatures rise into the mid 40s, which is back to below average.
Wednesday, Apr. 4: Wednesday should actually start off dry with mist and fog around. We may then see some sun pop out midday, allowing for temperatures to skyrocket into the low 60s. Then a line of rain and possibly thunderstorms will move through from the west ahead of a cold front in the afternoon and evening. Only around a quarter of an inch of rain is forecast to fall with this storm system Tuesday into Wednesday.
Thursday, Apr. 5: Behind Wednesday’s cold front will be slightly cooler temperatures, drier and clearer weather, as well as an increase in winds. On Thursday, expect mostly sunny skies paired with highs in the mid 40s and wind gusts up to 30 mph.
Friday, Apr. 6: Then on Friday, a few rain showers are possible on what will otherwise be a mostly cloudy day. Temperatures will only hit a few degrees below average, so we won’t see any snow on Friday, thankfully.
Saturday, Apr. 7: The main storm system associated with those showers on Friday will then move in on Saturday. This forecast is still extremely uncertain, just like any other mid-range forecast. I’m currently forecasting rain and snow for the day. It’s just too early to know because temperatures will be on the borderline of either a mix of rain and snow, solely rain, or all snow. Let’s hope it’s rain because this is a big travel day as spring break begins.
Sunday, Apr. 8: Saturday’s storm will clear out for our Sunday. Expect lots of sunshine but cooler temperatures as a Canadian high pressure approaches. There is the potential for high temperatures only in the 30s despite the strong, April sunshine.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.