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Is The Warmth Here to Stay in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast?

Many residents from Portland to Boston and NYC are enjoying a beautiful weather weekend, but at the back of their minds some are wondering if the nice weather is here to stay. Perhaps, are there any big cool downs on the way? AccuWeather.com Long Range Meteorologist Mark Paquette shares his prediction for the upcoming weeks.

With 70-degree temperatures being found from NYC to Philadelphia and Washington D.C. this weekend, residents will continue to gear up for barbecues and outdoor activities over the coming months.

However, AccuWeather.com Long Range Meteorologist Mark Paquette warns that a cooler, moist and damp pattern will set up multiple times over the next month.

In fact, Paquette is seeing signs that any warm weather the first part of May could be concentrated over parts of Canada rather than the eastern U.S.

After the weekend warmth across the East, the weather will cool off early next week as a storm approaches from the west.

Monday and Tuesday look to be damp, dreary, cloudy and cool with rain and drizzle at times from New York City through Washington D.C., Richmond, Va. and Raleigh, N.C.

Clouds and a few showers could even linger into Wednesday.

Paquette states that "temperatures should come up a few degrees next Thursday and Friday across the East, but another storm system approaching from the West will bring a quick end to any warmth."

An upper level storm is forecasted to develop over the Plains or Mississippi River Valley later next week. Residents underneath this cold pool will experience cloudy, cool and rainy conditions with temperatures well below normal for this time of year.

This upper storm will move into the East by next weekend and the early part of the first full week of May, leading to cool and wet conditions for millions.

"The moral of the story is that we don't forsee any extended warmth across the East over the coming weeks. In fact, our forecast tools are showing that this cool and moist pattern across much of the East through at least the third week of May." stated Paquette.

Paquette did warn that "there is always the danger of an upper-level storm taking a different track. For instance, if it were to move into the Southeast states, then New England and the mid-Atlantic could turn out nice. So there are certainly a lot of factors to keep an eye on over the coming weeks, but one thing we don't see is extended warmth."