'Hefty' rainfall expected for Easter long weekend in Toronto

Good Friday will be chilly in New Orleans but the National Weather Service said Easter weekend will warm up into the 70s

Good Friday will be chilly in New Orleans but the National Weather Service said Easter weekend will warm up into the 70s

Thursday - Low clouds breaking for some sunshine. The warm airmass does remain in place, however, to bring temperatures in the low to mid-teens.

A storm system moves in for Easter Sunday, but the timing might be delayed a few hours.

Looking further ahead, the Met Office UK outlook for Monday 22 April to Wednesday 1 May said, "During Easter Monday it may turn cooler and more unsettled across northern and western areas, with stronger winds and outbreaks of heavy rain".

Temperatures will be chilly today, staying in the 40s most of the day, but a southerly flow of air will boost readings into the 60s for Friday and the weekend.

Conditions are set to be cloudy on with sunny intervals on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday, however temperatures are forecast to average a warm 20C across the three days.

Here's how much rain is expected during the next few days. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon and evening. Any showers here would be very spotty after midnight and the thinking is that lines of storms will race late through the night and reach western IN around sunrise but IN a weakened state. While the chance of showers/storms does exist late Easter Sunday, the better chance of rain will develop Sunday night.

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"On Friday we are look at up to 20 degrees, and on Saturday 21 degrees as well".

THURSDAY: Cloudy, cooler, chance for a shower or two.

Easter looks like a mix of sun, clouds, and afternoon showers, and then the sun takes over definitively on Monday. If things slow down a bit, we could get through the morning without much rain.

However, the warm and sunny weather might not stick around for everyone through the whole weekend.

Saturday: Unseasonably mild. Still some showers.

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