Easter to Close Cold March With a New Polar Blast On Our Doorstep; But Before Then...

Below average temperatures have dominated this March across Southeast Lower Michigan (and much of the region east of Rockies for that matter) but this Easter weekend (the last few days of March) will go out closer to normal...but it won't last! Mother Nature should give inhabitants of Southeast Lower Michigan a bit of a reprieve this Easter weekend with closer to normal temperatures with highs around 50 to possibly even mid 50s with enough sunshine both Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Look for temperatures for Easter services to be in the 40s and again; lower to mid 50s for highs on Easter before before the gates come crashing down by Monday; appropriately named April Fool's Day. And, anyone who believed winter left for good will be made a fool of by Mom Nature on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures plunge back down into 30s to around 40. Again; well below the normal of lower to mid 50s by the turn of the month. And, with the opening Tiger's game in Minneapolis (or had it been Detroit, for that matter) on April Fool's Day, you KNOW you're just asking for trouble; what were they thinking?

Unfortunately Easter won't be completely unmarred; there will be a chance of showers with the next wave of colder air and snow showers on April Fool's Day.

So why has there been such a slow start to spring? I discussed some of that in my last few blogs; Spring Outlook and Negative Arctic Oscillation. Things are beginning to look up as we enter the second month of spring and we'll take a look at the rest of spring including a rather decent analogue year thus far this past winter and early spring, next week.

Have a good Easter!
Making weather fun while we all learn,
Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian


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