Today marks a full three weeks that we are into April and we are expecting temperatures in the upper 80’s to perhaps 90 degrees under brilliant sunshine. This comes after a beautiful and warm Thursday when Salisbury reached 85 degrees. Salisbury last reached 90 degrees on September 4 of last year.
We wake up this morning having already experienced a month of April that is running 6.4 degrees above normal. The year itself is averaging a whopping 5.6 degrees above normal. Every single month of 2023 has averaged above normal as well.
We have one more day of summer-like temperatures ahead of us, then temps make their way to the 60s where they'll stay for the foreseeable future. On Saturday, there will be a chance for thunderstorms (some severe) and heavy rain. pic.twitter.com/vnWm9rhRMN
— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) April 20, 2023
Some much needed rain relief is looking likely late in the day on Saturday. After reaching about 77 degrees tomorrow we can look for the arrival of showers and thunderstorms around 5 PM or so. That will cool us down for Sunday.
Next week looks relatively warm and dry for the West, according to @NOAA’s @NWSCPC. Expect significant snowmelt w/potential for flooding in parts.
Wetter than normal chances for most of the rest of the US. Cooler too, except for the ME and FL. #drought https://t.co/94ZaIaRCCh pic.twitter.com/m9xNJnPGhn
— NIDIS Drought.gov (@DroughtGov) April 20, 2023