The mild temperatures awaiting the I-95 corridor this April Fool's Day will only be a tease due to a significant cold shot on the horizon.
Spring is making a comeback across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this Easter weekend.
Temperatures will warm into the lower 50s as far north as Albany, N.Y., and Boston, Mass., on Saturday, then Bangor, Maine, and Burlington, Vt., on Sunday.
Dry weather will compliment this weekend's temperatures across New England. The same can be said for the mid-Atlantic on Saturday, but rain threatens to put a damper on Easter egg hunts and other outdoor events on Sunday.
Temperatures will continue to rise along the I-95 corridor for April Fool's Day. Monday will actually turn out to be the warmest day since the unusual taste of spring in January for many communities.
However, some residents may view Monday's warmth as a cruel April Fool's Day joke from Mother Nature with winter set to get the upper hand on its fight against spring for control of the weather by Tuesday.
Winter's fierce blow to spring will come in the form of a cold front, opening the door for a noticeable drop in temperatures from Monday to Tuesday along the I-95 corridor (southward to South Carolina).
The cold blast will first reach the Upper Midwest on Easter Sunday, then more of the Midwest, Northeast's interior and southward to Oklahoma on Monday.
Monday's warmth along the I-95 corridor will be replaced by highs in the 40s on Tuesday southward to Washington, D.C., while temperatures Tuesday struggle to reach the 50-degree mark in Richmond, Va., and Rocky Mount, N.C.
Forecast High Temperatures
"While the air [headed to the Northeast for Tuesday] will certainly not be as cold as most days experienced during March in the region, it will be accompanied by gusty winds," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
"So a person standing outside for more than a few minutes waiting for the bus or train may mind it, especially in the shade, before sunrise or after sunset," Sosnowski continued.
AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures along the Northeast's I-95 corridor can average 10 to 15 degrees lower than Tuesday's actual forecast temperature.
Sosnowski does have good news for those cheering on spring during its ongoing battle with winter.
"Temperatures will moderate from west to east during the middle of [next] week, so it appears the worst of the chill will only last a couple of days."