Heavy rain, storms likely to end the weekend


Morning commuters will still want that winter jacket as lows dip to the 30s.

First we warm it up, then the spring wind and rain make appearances.

We're climbing into the 70s mid-morning and all of Friday afternoon will feature 70s with our warmest hour of the day right around that 80 mark.

The high pressure will bring a cool change and strong Southeasterly winds over the Fiji group this weekend and most days of next week.

SATURDAY: Saturday morning we'll have cooler and breezy conditions with a few lingering showers possible in the morning but most areas will be dry. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy conditions are expected for tonight. Damaging winds, hail and lightning are all concerns and it's important that you stay "Weather Aware" Sunday afternoon into late Sunday night. Highs only reach the mid-to-upper 40s.

"The question for us here in Grand Forks is will we see no snow or light snow". Strong winds and a wintry mix of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible through the morning, transitioning into all snow later in the day.

Winds will ease back a bit, but the big melt will continue into the afternoon as we once again rise up to a daytime high in mid-positive single digits.

The lowest high temperature on record for April 15th (Sunday) is 42 set in 1972. A possibility of up to 2 inches of rain in localized areas is included in Monday's forecast.

And Peter Munns, duty forecaster for Jersey Met, also said that according to statistics, the Island was also due some drier weather for the rest of the month. Tuesday will also be very windy.

Temperatures will warmup for Wednesday with highs in the mid and upper 70s. Sunday is a WEATHER ALERT DAY for the risk for severe thunderstorms late in the day and at night.