Wednesday, April 12th Forecast: More showers today along with gusty south winds

Most are enjoying mostly sunny skies but its a much different story where storms develop.

Easter Sunday looks to be the wettest of the weekend as showers and thunderstorms move in, mainly in the afternoon and evening along a cold front. Remember this time previous year we had a lot of Easter Egg hunts inside due to rain.

A line of showers will cross southern New England Wednesday afternoon.

So many looking forward to a long Easter weekend. At this point in the season, reaching 80 degrees has happened more than three weeks sooner than is typical. Highs will be in the 81- to 85-degree range, with early morning lows between 58 and 62. Thursday will be our driest day with no rain expected. The sunshine returns with a mix of sun and clouds with highs warming up into the 70s and 80s. The highest maximum temperature recorded over past Easter weekends was 27.8C recorded on Easter Saturday at Heathrow, London (1949), Mildenhall, Suffolk (1949) and Wisley, Surrey (2011). Highs are going to remain warm.

NEXT WEEK: Highs stay in the 80s but we'll have a slightly better chance for rain Monday and Tuesday. Just a small risk of a shower during the first few innings of the game; otherwise mostly fair and very pleasant, with temperatures falling through the 70s.

Rain, gale-force winds and lower temperatures are to blight much of northern England and Scotland as the bank holiday unfolds, while sunny patches could appear further south, forecasters said.

  • Joey Payne