By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
April 07, 2014
A roller coaster ride is the best way to describe the trend temperatures will be on this week across the Midwest and Northeast.
This week will feature the typical up-and-down temperature swings that are common in spring as the transition from cold to warm weather continues.
Brisk winds in the wake of the storm will usher fresh cool air across the Midwest on Tuesday. The Northeast’s I-95 corridor will actually experience a rebound in temperatures this day before the cool winds blow on Wednesday.
The latter part of the week will feature warm air surging from the Plains to both the Midwest and Northeast. The warmth will first cause Downtown Los Angeles to challenge a record high.
Highs in the 60s will be common across the Great Lakes and Northeast with 70-degree warmth returning to the Ohio Valley and parts of the mid-Atlantic.
For many, the warmth will cause temperatures to top the previous chilly day’s high by 10 to 20 degrees.
Thursday or Friday will either rival or could become the warmest day so far this year in the Northeast. This includes in Albany, N.Y., Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The same can be said for Chicago and Detroit.