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    It's Not Spring Everywhere

    April 8, 2013; 10:02 AM ET

    Monday, 11:30 a.m.

    After what seems like an eternity, spring has broken out across much of the country. Here's the maximum temperature chart from Sunday:

    It's not like this is a 'one and done' type of deal. Actually, this afternoon will be warmer in many places across the mid-Atlantic and potentially even higher tomorrow and Wednesday! Look at the 6z GFS ensemble projected temperature anomalies for Wednesday:

    That's a large area from the Mississippi Valley to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England with double-digit departures, some 20+ above normal!

    With a storm dropping through the West into the central and southern Rockies tonight and tomorrow, then toward the Plains on Wednesday, there's a lot of cold air that will be pulled southward from central and western Canada into the deep upper-level trough, and that will lead to equally large departures BELOW normal over the eastern Rockies and Plains tomorrow and Wednesday.

    That much cold air will translate into snow once again. A north to northeast wind will drive the cold air into place as the storm redevelops out on the Plains:

    How much snow? Here's our latest forecast here at AccuWeather.com:

    And that's just into Wednesday. The snow may well linger Wednesday night into Thursday across parts of the Midwest and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as the storm finally begins to open up and accelerate off to the northeast. There could even be some snow showers Friday into Friday night across parts of upstate New York and northern New England, not uncommon for the second week of April.

    So, while spring fever is spreading rapidly from the Plains to the East Coast today, there's still plenty of wintry weather to go around this week.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com


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