Chicago to NYC Warmup Precedes Midweek Winter Storm

By , Senior Meteorologist
March 11, 2014; 9:28 AM ET
Share |
Play video An expert analysis on the winter storm at midweek that will follow the warmup is given in the above AccuWeather.com video.

Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.

After dramatically warmer air spread onto the Plains on Sunday, the rest of the eastern third of the U.S. will turn mild through Tuesday.

Highs soared to 80 degrees in St. Louis, Mo., and the 70s in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday as the warmth expanded eastward.

Temperatures returned to the 50s in New York City and Philadelphia on Monday afternoon, but Tuesday will prove to be the mid-Atlantic's warmest day of the week.

RELATED:
Northeast, Midwest Face Midweek Winter Storm
Forecast Temperature Maps
AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center

New York City will reach the low 60s, while Washington, D.C., climbs into the low to middle 70s on Tuesday.

Throughout the Midwest and East, the greatest amount of warming--in regards to departures from normal--will occur in the vicinity of I-80 and points southward.

Temperatures will return to normal or rise a few degrees above normal for a day or two across places to the north. In most of these areas, temperatures will dip below freezing at night, causing any wet areas from continued melting snow to turn slick.

Despite this taste of spring, winter does not appear to be willing to fully release its grip on the nation just yet. Colder air is destined to erase the warmup by late in the week.

Along the leading edge of this next cold blast, AccuWeather.com meteorologists continue to closely monitor a storm that will track from the Northwest and Rockies to the Northeast.

The storm will produce widespread substantial snow with the threat currently greatest from Chicago to northern New England from Tuesday night through Thursday.

Content contributed by Meteorologists Andy Mussoline and Mike Doll

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

  • Atlanta: Drier Weather to Return for Weekend

    September 19, 2014; 5:19 AM ET

    Following a bout of stormy weather that has lingered through the week, drier and more tranquil weather will move into the Atlanta area for the weekend.

Loading...

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Central U.S. (1991)
Record Cold Location Temp Old Record Huron, S.D. 23 24/1896 Dickinson, N.D. 25 30/1957 Lubbock, Texas 42 44/1971 Grand Island, Neb. 27 32/1938 Kansas City, Mo. 33 47/1979 Chicago, Ill. 40 41/1873

Honolulu, HI (1994)
95 degrees - all time record high.

Tennant, CA ()
5.5 inches of snow.