Much of the United States and the globe will have benign weather conditions for sunrise services on Easter Sunday, 2012. However, there will be a few exceptions.
A chilly, even frosty, start to the day is in store for the Northeast. Some wet snow is expected for portions of northern Maine.
Tranquil weather is in store for the Southeast. However, there may be a passing shower along Florida's east coast and the southern counties and Keys.
Farther west, we find a few trouble spots over the Plains and the Upper Midwest. Showers and thunderstorms are possible in portions of northern and western Texas to parts of Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
Farther north, cold, gusty winds will buffet the Dakotas and Minnesota. Windswept snow will affect a large part of Manitoba Easter Sunday morning.
Much of the West will be free of storms. However, there will likely be fresh snow on the ground and perhaps quite a bit of it in portions of Montana, Idaho, northwestern Wyoming and southern Saskatchewan from the recent storm.
A new storm from the Pacific Ocean will approach the coastal areas of the Northwest, but showers may hold off until later Sunday and Sunday night in many locations.
Elsewhere in Canada, rain showers and breezy conditions are in store for Newfoundland, while snow mixes in farther west over part of the eastern townships of Quebec.
Across the miles, unsettled weather will occur in Iceland and portions of Europe, namely in parts of western Russia and the Adriatic, western Balkan and Baltic regions.
Building warmth late this week will peak this weekend with the warmest temperatures of the year so far for much of the United Kingdom.
With the return of wet weather in the Northeast, many people are asking: When will the rain go away?
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
A massive wildfire burning in Alberta, Canada moved through the city of Fort McMurray, forcing the entire city to be evacuated.
Denver, CO (1917)
Greatest May snowstorm; snowfall of 12".
Record cold moved into the Great Lakes. New records set at Grand Rapids (28 degrees) and Marquette (21 degrees).
Moscow, Russia (1987)
Excess pollen caused rain to turn green in some parts of the city.