Summerlike weather will be on hand for the first day of April as we get into above-average temperatures and partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperatures this afternoon will climb to the mid-80s, a bit above the seasonal average of 80 degrees.
Much of the day will be dry but more humidity will be present today, raising the risk of isolated late day showers and storms. Most of the coverage will be focused inland and north of Interstate 4. A few cells may contain gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy downpours. Activity will fade by sunset.
Tonight, skies will be fair and temperatures will be mild. Lows will run in the mid-60s. Patchy fog is possible by dawn.
Thursday will be a repeat of Wednesday with isolated afternoon showers and storms. High pressure will re-center over Florida for Friday and Saturday, removing rain chances from the forecast temporarily. Therefore, the start of Easter weekend will offer dry and sunny weather with highs in the low to mid-80s.
On Saturday, a cold front will be approaching and could bring showers into the area by late in the day. Breezy and slightly cooler conditions will follow for Easter Sunday along with a lingering shower.
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