There will be no signs of the recent snow across the midwestern and northeastern United States early next week as June-like warmth surges in.
Many communities from the Midwest to the Northeast will have a 25- to 35-degree Fahrenheit swing in temperatures from the late-week chilly days to early next week.
“In many cases across the northern half of the nation, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be 50 to 60 degrees higher comparing the mornings from this weekend with the afternoons on Monday and Tuesday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
Instead of bundling up and turning up the heat, residents will be opening up windows, leaving jackets at home and firing up grills or lawn mowers.
Warmth from the nation’s midsection will surge across the Midwest to end the weekend, followed by temperatures peaking on Monday. While the Northeast will turn milder on Sunday, the warmest days will come on Monday and Tuesday.
Philadelphia will experience its first 80-degree day since October and will be one of several communities challenging a record high.
North Royalton, Ohio, a community south of Cleveland, will go from measuring 10.1 inches of snow on Friday morning to highs in the lower and middle 70s on Sunday and Monday.
However, winds flowing in off the chilly water will keep south- to southwest-facing coastal communities of the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes cooler than inland areas.
While it will feel like June, the Midwest and Northeast will not have to deal with a surge of high humidity. That will make it more comfortable for those who want to partake in outdoor spring activities, especially with prolonged stretches of dry weather to accompany the warmth.
Travelers will catch a break from enduring weather-related delays. Rivers will have a chance to further recede, and saturated soil will be able to dry out some.
Showers and thunderstorms will hold off until Monday in Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
The Northeast will enjoy partly to mostly sunny and dry days on Sunday and Monday with showers and thunderstorms waiting until Tuesday to reach the Appalachians.
The I-95 corridor will remain dry until midweek, preventing rain from spoiling the New York Yankees’ home opener on Monday.
“Remember to apply sunscreen if you will be spending a considerable amount of time outdoors in the sunshine,” Sosnowski said.
The warmth may prompt some residents to get an early jump on their gardens, but AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Evan Duffey cautions those living north and west of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., "to be careful."
For gardeners who utilize the USDA hardiness zones, Duffey is most concerned with zones 6 and lower.
"It would be risky to plant early in zone 6," Duffey said.
Duffey expects April and early May to average warmer than normal.
"So the risk for early planting is lower than the average year," he said. "With that said, it only takes one night in the upper 20s to cause significant damage. A hard freeze is always possible in April and even into May for the coldest locations in the Northeast."
Cooler air will trim the warmth from Chicago by Tuesday and then the Northeast’s I-95 corridor by Thursday, but highs in many areas will still be above normal.
Temperatures may further tumble later next week as a storm delivers rain, chilly winds and possibly even snow in the northern Appalachians.