Fairly typical early April weather is in store for the Boston area through Friday. After a dose of rain Friday night into Saturday morning, the balance of the weekend will be dry.
The average high for the city this time of the year is around 51 F.
A damp breeze off the ocean will keep the area chilly on Friday. Temperatures Friday will peak in the 40s for opening day at Fenway Park.
According to Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, "The easterly flow setup on Friday is very common for the mid-Atlantic and New England during April into May."
In addition to low clouds, drizzle and cool air from the Atlantic, remnants of thunderstorms from the Midwest will reach the area in the form of rain Friday night into Saturday morning.
Dry air is projected to sweep in later Saturday on brisk winds from the west and northwest.
With the flow from the Atlantic turned off and a lack of polar air coming in to take its place, temperatures will rebound into the 50s both days of the weekend.
Tune in to AccuWeather LIVE Midday every weekday at noon EDT. We will be talking about the damp weather locally and severe weather over the Central states.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend, before July-like heat returns by next week.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
Heat will be erased by an autumnlike air mass across parts of northern Europe.
While Tropical Storm Kevin will stay well away from Mexico, its moisture will still lead to an increase in showers and thunderstorms from Baja California to the Four Corners region of the United States.
A stormy weather pattern will prevail through September across much of southern South America.
Typhoons and building drought will impact more than one billion people in southeastern Asia this fall.
Denver, CO (1961)
Earliest snow on record; a total of 4.2 inches. A great storm raged at high elevations with 2-3 feet of snow closing roads on Labor Day weekend.
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Long Island NY (1821)
Long Island hurricane of 1821 struck western Long Island. The storm affected a densely populated area where weather observers were common.