A short-lived warmup will continue through Monday in the Atlanta area.
However, the winds of change will start Monday as a storm system gets ready to bring chillier temperatures and the threat of rain and sleet on Tuesday. The icy mix could cause problems for Wednesday morning's commute.
The high Tuesday may not make it to 40 degrees. A chance of rain is also possible Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday will turn partly sunny and breezy with a warmer temperature in the low 50s.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
It was a very active day Monday along the "Ring of Fire," the zone of seismic activity in the Pacific Basin.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
Rainfall has been excessive across the region since late February, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said.
It is no joke that severe weather will take aim at the central Plains on Wednesday, April Fools' Day.
Spring warmth has remained absent from Boston much of March and that will continue to be the case as the month comes to a close.
New Jersey (1970)
Snowy Easter when 16-20" fell across the northern part of the state. Temperature fell from 60 degrees on 26th to 2 degrees on the 30th.
Early heat wave, but the heat was welcome after a bitterly cold January. Binghamton, NY, reached 82 degrees, a new March record. Another March record was set in Hartford, CT, as the mercury there soared to 87. Baltimore Airport had a record high of 87, also a March record.
Flooding as a result of heavy rain on top of a heavy snowpack. Homes in Huntingdon county along the Juniata River were evacuated.