FRIDAY: High pressure returns for Good Friday and that means a good day of weather! Thursday looks partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and highs in the low 40s. Expect a wet commute with rain for the drive then the showers taper to just on and off the rest of the day.
Rain is likely for the lower half of the North Island on Saturday night.
Thunderstorms will move into South Arkansas from the northwest later Tuesday, bringing heavy rainfall and the potential for a few storms to produce large hail and damaging winds.
NIWA is also watching Tropical Cyclone Iris off the coast of Queensland.
There is a new storm heading for Colorado on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the warmer temperatures will come with a price, and that is more clouds and some occasional showers as early as late today and then continuing on and off through early Friday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Friday will be even warmer with low 60s and sunshine in Denver. Some sun at times, with temperatures warming up.
Strong Westerly winds are expected to increase this evening with sustained winds around 25 to 35 miles per hour.
"As we head into mid-week it remains cold with a risk of snow for all areas, although this is most likely over northern high ground".
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69. A few strong storms with gusty winds are possible this evening and into tonight.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. The morning will be dry, with increasing clouds and the chance for rain/snow showers in the afternoon. Low temperatures will stay in the low to mid 40s with winds from the north increasing to 10 miles per hour by morning. Monday: Dry, warming to near 20°C.