Easter is on Sunday, April 12, 2020. As you plan your Easter activities, you’ll want to know what kind of weather to expect. Will you need a raincoat or a winter parka when you hunt for those Easter eggs? Here’s what we’re predicting for your Easter weekend, Saturday, April 11, 2020, through Sunday, April 12, 2020:
Zone 1 – Northeast & New England
New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
Showers spread in from the west on Saturday but conditions clear up and turn fair in time for Easter.
Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
The weekend starts with showers across Illinois/Michigan and points east, then skies turn fair, making for a lovely Easter Sunday.
Zone 3 – Southeast
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
After a rainy spell, the weekend looks dry for the final round of the Masters in Augusta and Easter Sunday.
Zone 4 – North Central
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Showers for the Plains, then fair conditions to start; windy and showery in Colorado, followed by increasing clouds for Easter.
Zone 5 – South Central
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Fair weather with pleasant conditions, although expect scattered showers for Louisiana. The Rockies will start off fair then turn squally; cloudy for the southern Plains.
Zone 6 – Northwest
Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Fair, then turning stormy. But good news: there will be sunshine for Easter!
Zone 7 – Southwest
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
The weekend starts off pleasant, with fair weather. Easter Sunday is dry.
Zone 1 – Labrador, Newfoundland
Showers and thunderstorms with continuing unsettled conditions for Easter.
Zone 2 – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec
Fair skies for Saturday; nice for Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Zone 3 – Ontario
Fair skies for Ontario and all points east for the Easter holiday.
Zone 4 – Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Showers over Rockies and points east; fair for Easter.
Zone 5 – British Columbia
Unsettled conditions; wet for the Pacific Coast, then fair for Easter.
What’s in store for the remainder of April in your neck of the woods? Be sure to read our long-range weather forecast for the U.S. and Canada.