A fairly nice and quiet, Easter weekend is in store for the United States as a whole. It will be a cold weekend for the Northern and Central Plains, Midwest, and Great Lakes while the Southwest through the Gulf Coast feel like spring and even summer.

Saturday:

Northeast: Mainly sunny with clouds increasing throughout the day across the interior. Rain showers may sneak in from the west into western New York and Pennsylvania during the evening hours. High temperatures will range from five degrees below average along the Mid-Atlantic coast to up to 10 degrees above average for the remainder of the region. This will translate to actual high temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

Southeast: Mainly sunny, although there will be clouds from time to time in the Tennessee Valley. Showers and thunderstorms will also be present at times across portions of the Florida Peninsula. High temperatures will be up to 5 degrees above average inland to as low as 5 degrees below average along the coast. Actual temperatures will generally be in the 70s to the low to mid 80s in South Florida.




Southern Plains: A few rain showers are possible in portions of eastern Nebraska and Oklahoma into much of Missouri and northern Arkansas. The rest of the region can expect a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures will generally be 5 to 15 degrees above average and up to 20 degrees above average in West Texas. It will be cooler in Kansas with temperatures up to 10 degrees below average. Actual high temperatures will range from the 50s to the 90s based on latitude.

Great Lakes: Snow is forecast across northern Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and northern Lower Michigan while rain showers fall across the rest of Wisconsin and Michigan as well in parts of the Ohio River Valley. Much of this region will be in for a cloudy day with skies clearing in the afternoon in portions of the western Great Lakes region. Temperatures will be up to 10 degrees below average, which translates to highs in 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s.

Midwest/Northern Plains: Mainly sunny but highs will be as much as 40 degrees below average. Actual maximum temperatures will range from the teens to the 40s.




Northwest/Intermountain West: A few snow showers are possible in the northern Rocky Mountains, otherwise it will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Clouds will clear to sunshine along the coast. Temperatures will be up to 40 degrees below average in Montana and up to 30 degrees below normal in eastern Wyoming while the rest of the region experiences temperatures as much as 15 degrees above normal.

Southwest: Dry with a blend of sun and clouds. Clouds may be a bit more prevalent along the California coast. Highs will be up to 40 degrees above average, which means actual temperatures will be in the 60s, 70s, 80s, or even 90s.

Easter Sunday:

Northeast: Clouds will clear to sunshine with a few morning showers, mainly in eastern New York. Highs will be up to 15 degrees below average inland while the eastern coast of New England is up to 5 degrees above average. Actual high temperatures will range from the 30s to 50s. The Mid-Atlantic will warm up to as much as 75 degrees.

Southeast: A blend of sun and clouds is expected across most of the region with a few rain showers in the Tennessee Valley. Highs will be up to 10 degrees above average for most of the region, but up to 10 degrees below average in the Tennessee Valley. Actual highs will range from the 50s to 80s. The 70s will be commonplace for the large majority of locations.




Southern Plains: Rain showers are expected across portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas while snow falls in northern Kansas and Missouri. A mix of sun and clouds is forecast for Texas. Highs will be up to 30 degrees below average due to the “Blue Norther.” The cold will work as far south as about the Red River while Texas remains as much as 30 degrees above normal. Actual highs will range from the 40s to the 90s.

Great Lakes: Rain and snow will move into the Ohio Valley during the afternoon and evening hours while the rest of the region is dry with some high clouds. Temperatures will be up to 20 degrees below average. Actual highs will range from the teens to the 40s. Temperatures in the 30s will be the most prevalent.

Midwest/Northern Plains: Snow expected from Nebraska into southern Iowa. The rest of the region will be dry with mainly sunny skies. Temperatures will be 25 degrees below average but mainly 10 to 20 degrees below normal. Actual highs will range from teens to 40s.

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Northwest/Intermountain West: Snow showers are possible in portions of the northern Rocky Mountains. Rain and/or snow showers are expected in western Washington. The remainder of the region will feature partly cloudy/mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will be up to 10 degrees below average for the northern half of the region while the southern half is up to 10 degrees above average. Actual highs will range from the teens to the 70s depending on latitude and elevation.

Southwest: Sunny in northern California and Nevada as well as the desert region. The rest of the Southwest will be on the cloudy side but it will be dry. Temperatures will be up to 30 degrees above average. Actual highs will be in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism as the University of Miami.

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