There’s a chance for snow on Easter Sunday

Published: Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 4:07 AM
Updated: Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 10:30 PM

Rain is expected to return for parts of the weekend in the Dayton area.

Mainly clear skies are expected overnight. It’ll again be a cool night with temperatures dropping into the lower to middle 30s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

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  • Clearing and chilly overnight
  • Wet and windy Saturday evening
  • Chance for rain, snow late Easter Sunday

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DETAILED FORECAST

Saturday: Miami Valley residents will wake up early Saturday on the chilly side with temperatures in the 30s. Winds picking up out of the south and sunshine early will help temperatures rise quickly. A cold front will push into the region from the northwest bringing the chance for rain later in the afternoon and evening. This front will also increase the winds that may gust as high as 40 mph from midday into the evening.

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“Any outdoor decorations should be tied down or brought indoors as they may blow away in the windy conditions,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

Rain will slowly push to the southeast, ending before dawn Sunday. Winds subside, but still a bit breezy. Temperatures overnight will fall to a low near 30 degrees with wind chills in the 20s.

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Easter Sunday: Dry weather is expected for early Easter Sunday, but it will be chilly in the 30s. A light breeze will create wind chills in the 20s, making it a cold morning for anyone attending sunrise services throughout the Miami Valley.

Also, watch for soggy ground leftover from Saturday’s rain. Clouds will begin to increase into the afternoon as an upper level disturbance moves closer to southwest Ohio. This disturbance may bring the chance of a few rain or snow showers into the evening. Areas south of Interstate 70 are in the best position to see this precipitation. Temperatures for the day will be cooler in the lower 40s for a high.

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Monday: Monday will come with a mixture of sun and clouds and milder temperatures in the lower 50s. Clouds will increase late Monday with the chance for showers developing into Monday night.

Tuesday: Rain showers likely with a few embedded downpours and a bit breezy. It will be a warmer day with temperatures approaching 60 degrees. This added warmth will help to increase the chance for a few isolated storms. Little to no threat for severe weather expected.

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Wednesday: Perhaps a leftover sprinkle or flurries early; clouds linger and cool with highs in the lower 40s. Still a bit breezy, which will create wind chills in the 30s for the afternoon.