Do April Showers Really Bring May Flowers?

2015-04-09 17:34:17.000 – Kaitlyn O’Brien, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

 

We have all heard that April showers bring May flowers! But do you think the flowers will be extra pretty in May because the April showers seem to be of the snowy consistency?
 
That’s the story again for this weekend, which currently looks to be quite the mix. Friday will see an area of low pressure moving over the Great Lakes region, ushering plenty of moisture into the Northeast. Ahead of the low, a warm front will pass, allowing temperatures to rise. However, as the low passes, a cold front will move through and send temperatures plummeting once again. So what’s the result? Rain to start, then a transition to sleet, and finally snow will likely follow overnight into Saturday morning. Any remaining precipitation should move out by Saturday afternoon.
 
GFS prediction for Friday 8AM Friday 8AM: An area of low pressure situated over the Great Lakes region brings a surplus of moisture into the Northeast. Image courtesy of The Weather Gun
 
 
GFS prediction for Friday 2PM Friday 2PM: The low slowly progresses, bringing a steady amount of precipitation to the state. Image courtesy of The Weather Gun
 
 
GFS prediction for Saturday 8AM Saturday 8AM: A cold front follows, allowing any lingering precipitation to transition back to snow. Image courtesy of The Weather Gun
 
 
Well, this certainly not the best news around, but who knows, maybe those flowers in May will be worth it!

 

 

Kaitlyn O’Brien, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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