Published: Wed, March 28, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

A Warm Wave for Spring Break — FIRST ALERT WEATHER

A Warm Wave for Spring Break — FIRST ALERT WEATHER

A cold front will bring soaking rain and scattered thunderstorms late Wednesday night through Thursday.

We'll be on our way to a warmer set up with little concern in the skies for tomorrow under mostly sunny conditions.

Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies, with a high near 60.

Ms Augutis says a weak area of high pressure in the Tasman sea will bring a nice start to the Easter weekend. The chilly north wind will be gusting upwards of 25 miles per hour at times this afternoon - making things FEEL even colder today. Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Wind remains on the light side, giving us a rather pleasant day after a damp start! Highs will be near 80. Northwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Rain is likely for the lower half of the North Island on Saturday night. Between one-tenth and one-twentieth an inch rainfall possible.

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Dunedin Friday: A blend of sun and cloud, high near 20°C.

Showers are likely for parts of the North Island during the day on Saturday with the greatest chance for dry weather along the east coast from Gisborne to Wairarapa. West winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Decreasing clouds after midnight. Winds could gust up to 15 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West/northwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. West winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. However, we have HIGH confidence in a chilly Easter Sunday forecast.

Monday, April 2: High: 35.

Mostly cloudy with a period of rain. West/northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Our next storm system will introduce an extended period of scattered showers, probably holding off until almost Midnight Tuesday night. Our cloudy morning will give way to some breaks of sunshine in the afternoon, helping bump temperatures back to the 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. "The Sangres and the Wets will see the most snow of all (6-8+"). The current projected track of the storm would focus more of the heavier snow in the Northwoods.

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