Record Highs Set All Over Northeast Monday; More Tuesday
After an exceptionally chilly March and late winter across most of the Northeast, finally, it felt like spring here on Monday – maybe even more like summer.
Temperatures soared into the 70s and 80s across the Northeast on Monday, with records set in parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with many more expected on Tuesday.
Records were set in Dubois, Pennsylvania; Watertown, Glens Falls and Poughkeepsie, New York and Newark, New Jersey, where high temperature readings across the Northeast on Monday looked more June-like than the beginning of April.
For many, the warmth had to feel especially nice following an unusually cold and snowy March and early April.
New York City’s average March temperature was 3.3° below average, and Boston’s was more than four degrees below average, along with more than 10″ of snow. A persistent trough pattern in the upper levels of the atmosphere kept the Northeast cooler and wetter and/or snowier than average, helping alleviate drought conditions in parts of the region but giving the Northeast more of a January or February-like feel through much of March and into the first few days of April.
More record highs are expected on Tuesday – and likely far more records, too – with highs expected to bump up another few degrees across most of the Northeast urban corridor.
The summer preview, though, will come to a rather sudden end on Wednesday as a cold front moves in. Seasonable temperatures in the 50s and 60s are expected for the end of the week and into the weekend for the Northeast.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on Tuesday’s warmup and beyond.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi