Easter showers to dot northeastern US for the holiday

The same storm system that brought flooding downpours to parts of the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic on Friday, and northern New England on Saturday will keep the threat for showers around on Easter Sunday.

Although the storm system has weakened significantly and will continue to unwind as it drifts slowly northeastward into Monday, it will still have enough energy to trigger afternoon showers in the mid-Atlantic on Easter.

In addition, a few isolated thunderstorms capable of producing small hail will threaten anyone with outdoor plans. Thunderstorms in western Pennsylvania produced hail on Saturday under similar atmospheric conditions.

NE Easter Regional Static

"While the entire day will not be a washout, showers and a few thunderstorms will dampen parts of eastern New England, the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

Even though the showers and isolated thunderstorms will be brief and miss many cities and towns, Easter egg hunts and other holiday gatherings can be temporarily disrupted in areas that do get hit with wet weather.

A period of steady rain is likely in eastern parts of Maine on Sunday morning, but that will move offshore by the midday and afternoon hours.

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APPETIZERS

Easter Bunny Veggies and Dip Platter by Best Bites

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Chorizo & Egg Bites by Brazi Bites

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Peach, Walnut & Ricotta Crostini by Fit, Fun & Delish! | Ana Frias

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Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Chick Deviled Eggs by Carrie's Experimental Kitchen | Carrie Farias

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Apricot and Basil Shortbread Tart by Food & Wine

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Mini Quail Eggs in Proscuitto Nests by Martha Stewart

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Brie en Croute by Campbell's Kitchen

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Southwest Avocado Toast Bites by Brazi Bites

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Mini Hash Brown Quiches by Garnish & Glaze | Melanie Dueck

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Caesar Salad Spears by Food & Wine

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Caramelized Onion & Cheese Squares by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Puff Pastry and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen | Susan Palmer

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Cherry Tomato Tart with Basil by Food & Wine

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Deviled Egg Spread by Food & Wine

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Make-Ahead Spinach Phyllo Roll-Ups by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Oatmeal Pan Rolls by Girl Versus Dough | Stephanie Wise

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Chive and Cheddar Buttermilk Scones by Delectable Musings | Michelle Kirkham

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Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon by Food & Wine

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Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Onions on Cheddar Toast by Food & Wine

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Citrus Salad with Candied Ginger by Food & Wine

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Smoked Salmon Cocktail Crepes by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Warm Spinach Dip by Campbell's Kitchen

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Sriracha-and-Wasabi Deviled Eggs by Food & Wine

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BRUNCH FAVORITES

Berry Nutella French Toast Bake by The Cookie Rookie | Becky Hardin

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Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs by Food & Wine 

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Potato-Scallion Frittata with Manchego Cheese by Food & Wine

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Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes by The Foodie Physician | Sonali Ruder

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Ratatouille Brunch Bake by The Woks of Life | The Leung Family

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Roasted Red Pepper and Kale Frittata by Martha Stewart    

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns by Food & Wine

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Baked Spring Vegetable Omelet with Goat Cheese and Mint by Food & Wine

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Truffled Garlic Egg Brioche by Eatori | Tori Haschka

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Brunch Time Asparagus Spaghetti with Baked Egg by Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} | Shelley Liu

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Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Potato Hash by Kitchen Daily Editors

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VEGETABLE SIDES

Roasted Potato Salad with French Lentils and Spring Vegetables by Best Bites

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Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad by Best Bites

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Sautéed Haricots Verts and Morels with Scallions by Food & Wine

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Big Italian Salad by Food & Wine

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Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing by Food & Wine

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Sweet Pea Salad with Scallion, Bacon, and Lemon Cream Dressing by An Edible Mosaic | Faith Gorsky

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Roasted Rosemary Accordion Potatoes by Jelly Toast | Emily Caruso

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Broccolini with Crispy Lemon Crumbs by Food & Wine

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HEART MAINS

Spring Pasta with Burrata, Peas and Prosciutto by Best Bites

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham by Food & Wine

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Honey Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney by Whole Foods

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Mustard-Garlic Chicken Paillards with Spring Peas and Lemon by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Lamb Roast with Mustard Pan Sauce by Food & Wine

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Chicken Cordon Bleu by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Turkey with Herb Basting Sauce by Campbell's Kitchen

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DESSERTS

Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes by Best Bites

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Lemon Basil Yogurt Cake by The Woks of Life | The Leung Family

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs by An Edible Mosaic | Faith Gorsky

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Berry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta by Best Bites

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Raspberry Coffee Cake by Garnish & Glaze | Melanie Dueck

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Fluffy Green Pistachio Cake by Best Bites

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Cadbury Egg Doughnuts by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Pistachio Yoghurt Cake by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Anybody with travel plans on interstates 80, 81, 83, 90 and 95 on Sunday should be alert for rapidly changing roadway conditions and expect slowed traffic in any heavier showers.

A few airline delays are also possible into Monday, but these should not be widespread since the gusty winds that whipped through the Northeast on Friday and Saturday will subside on Sunday and Monday.

As many partake in Earth Day celebrations and festivities on Monday, a new area of low pressure will develop off the mid-Atlantic coastline and bring a period of steady rain to southeastern New England as it tracks northward.

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Not only could the afternoon be a washout in Boston, but a chilly breeze accompanying temperatures in the 50s could have people scrambling for jackets and sweatshirts.

The rain will move into Maine by Monday evening and Monday night and threaten to exacerbate the already major flooding taking place in northern New England.

Farther to the south and west, the weather on Monday should be significantly better.

While a shower or two could get as far west as New York City on Monday, much of the day should bring partial sunshine with high temperatures reaching the middle to upper 60s.

"Earth Day should feature a mixture of clouds and sunshine with temperatures climbing to a comfortable high in the lower 70s in Washington, D.C.," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

High temperatures across most of the mid-Atlantic should be about 5 degrees Fahrenheit higher on Monday than what they will be on Easter Sunday. The opposite will be true across New England, where highs on Monday will be about 5-10 degrees lower than on Sunday.

As that storm system finally pulls into southeastern Canada on Tuesday, unseasonably warm air will spread into southern New England before another storm system brings showers and storms back to the Northeast on Tuesday night.

Download the free AccuWeather app to find out when showers will dampen your area. Keep checking back for updates on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.

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