When was the last time we were able to discuss beautiful weather? The time has come — at least for a brief time. A large area of high pressure will build into the Northern Tier of the nation just in time for this weekend, providing sunshine overall and higher temperatures compared to how it’s been.

This Friday, rain showers are likely in portions of South Dakota and Nebraska. There is also the chance for rain in Iowa, but the remainder of the Northern Tier will be quite nice. A mix of sun and clouds is forecast for the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest and Northeast while sunny skies are forecast for the Ohio River Valley. In terms of temperatures, it will be cool to start with wind chills ranging from the 0 to 30 degrees. Light winds during the day in the Midwest will allow for high temperatures to actually feel like the temperature on the thermometer. Highs in the region will generally be in the 50s. Some 40s will be around in the Northern Plains while 60 degree readings will be found for some in the Ohio Valley. In the Northeast, winds will become gusty with some locations reaching 45 mph, especially in New England, due to a cold front. This will keep feels-like temperatures up to 15 degrees cooler than the actual temperature. Actual highs will mainly be in the 40s and 50s. Down into the Mid-Atlantic, it’ll reach the 60s.

Saturday will be a nicer day. Lots of sunshine will be around the closer you are to the Canadian border while high clouds dominate in the Central Plains through the Ohio Valley. A few rain showers are even possible in South Dakota and Nebraska. The place to be will be in the Northeast. Plenty of sunshine paired with lighter winds and high temperatures in the 50s and 60s will feel great. Portions of the interior Northeast may struggle to get out of the 40s, however. Temperatures will be very similar across the remainder of the Northern Tier.

Sunday will be the nicest day out of this weekend. Skies will be the clearest, again the farther north you are. A few showers may sneak into the western Ohio Valley, otherwise it will be dry in the Northern Tier of the US. High temperatures will even be above average in portions of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. That translates to actual temperatures in the 60s for many with isolated highs in the 50s. The 50s and 60s will also be commonplace in the Northeast, and it may even get into the 70s for some locations down into the Mid-Atlantic. Have a great weekend and enjoy the nice, spring-like weather.

High Temperatures Sunday

Jackson is Head of Content and Social Media at WeatherOptics. He is currently a student at the University of Miami, studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Dill produces forecast articles for the website and helps to manage the content schedule. He has also led the growth of WeatherOptics’ social media accounts, working to keep them aligned with the company’s evolving vision.

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