Sunny skies won't be hiding during weekend Easter egg hunts as a warmer holiday weekend approaches.
Sunday's cold front and showers will be gone by this morning, with mostly sunny temperatures replacing it, said David Martin, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College.
The high will reach the mid 50s and drop to the low 30s tonight.
"Tuesday looks decent," Martin said.
It will be mostly sunny again with a high in the lower 60s. Another cold front will approach Tuesday night, bringing with it a 30 percent chance of showers. The low will be in the lower 40s.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain in the morning. Temperatures only will reach the upper 50s, with a low in the mid 30s.
Thursday through Sunday all will be sunny with temperatures gradually warming up.
Thursday's high will be in the mid 50s with the nights in the low 30s.
On Friday, temperatures will stay mostly the same with a high in the mid 50s and a low in the mid 30s.
Saturday's temperature could reach the mid 60s, with a cooler night in the lower 40s.
"Sunday is pretty nice," Martin said.
Highs could be in the lower 70s, which is quite a bit higher than the average. The average high for the first week of April is around 54 degrees with a normal low around 34.
"Most of the week is near normal temperatures except for the weekend," Martin said.
By the end of the month and into early May, the average high reaches the upper 60s and the lows ranges from mid to upper 40s.
High pressure moving onto the East Coast is the reason for Sunday's abnormal high.
"For the month of April, it's learning toward closer to normal with a day or two of higher temperatures," Martin said.
While the summer still is far off, temperatures from May to August look warmer than normal, but that could change, he said.
This year's rainfall has been less than normal. Up to Sunday afternoon, a reported 5.95 inches fell since Jan. 1. The average rainfall for this point in the year is 8.01 inches.
The lower rainfall is not something to be concerned about, the meteorologist said.
"Not yet," Martin said. "(But) we're still 2.06 inches below normal."
This time last year, the area had received 12.72 inches.
"We just haven't had the snow or rain," Martin said.