Although the past week has certainly been more seasonable for the region on the whole, true spring weather has still been slow to take over, especially for resorts in the northern reaches of the Northeast. This will continue to be the case as we move into the beginning of April. Temperatures will rebound to just below seasonable averages by the time the weekend rolls around, with highs generally in the low 50’s for the south, and mid to upper 40’s for the north.
Snow will also stay in the forecast. As a storm passes well to our north, a weak front associated with this system will pass through early on Friday. There will be just enough moisture in place to set off some snow showers for the higher elevations in the north. This would mean a bit of accumulating snowfall for resorts like Jay Peak and Stowe in Vermont. At the same time this is happening, a coastal storm will approach on Friday night. It looks like that storm will stay far enough out to sea to prevent any significant snow from falling over the region, although the White Mountains could see a coating to an inch or two of wet snow. However, if the storm sneaks a bit further inland, those snowfall totals would increase. Lastly, yet another storm will track just to our north around the end of the weekend or beginning of the work week. Warmer air will accompany this storm, so expect rain for the majority of locations where precipitation falls.
Although a lot of resorts across the region called it a season after Easter Weekend, quite a few locations are going to continue operating thanks to the great weather we saw in March. So keep in mind that just because there’s no snow in your backyard doesn’t mean there isn’t some great skiing to be had in the Northeast!
Brian Clark is a Meteorologist for OpenSnow.com.
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