EASTER FORECAST: Best times to hunt for eggs, avoid rain/snow and wind

Many Miami Valley residents are gearing up for this upcoming holiday weekend. With the threat for more rain and high winds, knowing how this could impact outdoor plans is important.

“For those prepping to enjoy Easter egg hunts on Saturday, the morning hours will be just fine, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

A chilly start is expected with temperatures in the 30s, but it will quickly warm up as the sun comes up. However, rain and the chance for snow is expected later in the day.

“Rain will put a damper on plans later in the afternoon and evening, but what will have more of an impact will be the winds. Gusts from midday into the evening may peak as high as 40mph,” Vrydaghs said.

“Any outdoor decorations should be tied down or brought indoors as they may blow away in the windy conditions,” Vrydaghs said.

Easter Sunday will be another day to watch the forecast, with temperatures starting around 30 degrees in the morning with wind chills in the 20s.

“Fortunately it will be a dry morning, but watch for soggy ground leftover from Saturday’s rain,” Vrydaghs said.

Most of morning and early afternoon will remain dry, but another disturbance will bring the chance of a few rain showers late day into the evening. Areas south of Interstate 70 are in the best position to see this precipitation.

This is an ever-changing forecast, and updates can be found throughout the weekend on News Center 7 and through the WHIO Weather app.

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