Summer-like warmth will develop across eastern China Monday and will last through Tuesday.
A large dome of high pressure aloft will build over Manchuria, eastern China and the Korean Peninsula Monday. This dome of high pressure will remain over the area until Tuesday.
At the surface, high pressure will persist over the Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula during the same period. This will allow south to southwesterly winds to send unseasonably warm air northward.
The result will be abnormally warm weather Monday through Tuesday with highs in the low 90s F (32-34 C). These temperatures are more common in June and July than they are in early May.
In Beijing, this will be the warmest weather of the year, and could even be the first 90+ degree F (32 C) day of the year.
The warmth will be followed by more seasonable temperatures for the middle and the end of the week as this dome of high pressure weakens, allowing a cold front to slip through the area.
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Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Tropical Cyclone Lusi will bring the threat for flooding rains and damaging winds to parts of New Zealand late this week.
The 2013-2014 winter season has been one of the coldest winters to hit the Northeast and Great Lakes region in two decades, making for some natural, memorable winter scenes.
Although spring is on the horizon, the detrimental impacts of this year's harsh winter still loom as threats for roof collapses continue.
Philadelphia will continue to experience a taste of spring before colder air and a winter storm arrive at midweek.
Fort Collins, CO (1998)
5 degrees - tied for the coldest reading of the winter - the first winter on record (since 1889) with no 0 degree readings.
Record heavy snowfall: "one of the most paralyzing snowstorms in decades." Inwood had 48" on the ground by end of the storm.
Record warmth in more than 3 dozen cities. 75-80 degree readings north all the way to Washington, D.C. 70-75 degree readings all the way to the Chicago area.