2013's First 80-Degree Day for Atlanta, DC and NYC

By , Senior Meteorologist
April 9, 2013; 9:09 PM ET
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The year's first 80-degree day is coming to many communities across the South, the Ohio Valley and the mid-Atlantic this week.

High pressure anchored across the western Atlantic Ocean will spend the first part of this week pumping warm air from the southern Plains to the East Coast.

Residents will likely soon forget the chilly start to the month.

Temperatures climbed into the lower 80s northward to Montgomery, Ala., and Augusta, Ga. on Monday.

The 80-degree warmth will expand to nearly every community across the South and the mid-Atlantic Tuesday, with the beaches and mountains being the exceptions.

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That will bring the year's first 80-degree day to Tupelo, Miss., Atlanta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City--to name a few--since temperatures have yet to achieve that weather feat this year in many places located north of I-20.

All signs are pointing toward Thursday being another warm day with widespread highs in the 80s from Florida to central Virginia.

The South will cool down by the weekend following the passage of the storm that will first ignite a blizzard in Denver and severe weather across the Plains.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are also monitoring the possibility of the storm sparking severe weather across the South later this week as it ushers out the 80-degree warmth.

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