A roller coaster ride is the best way to describe the trend temperatures will be on this week across the Midwest and Northeast.
This week will feature the typical up-and-down temperature swings that are common in spring as the transition from cold to warm weather continues.
Brisk winds in the wake of the storm will usher fresh cool air across the Midwest on Tuesday. The Northeast's I-95 corridor will actually experience a rebound in temperatures this day before the cool winds blow on Wednesday.
The latter part of the week will feature warm air surging from the Plains to both the Midwest and Northeast. The warmth will first cause Downtown Los Angeles to challenge a record high.
Highs in the 60s will be common across the Great Lakes and Northeast with 70-degree warmth returning to the Ohio Valley and parts of the mid-Atlantic.
For many, the warmth will cause temperatures to top the previous chilly day's high by 10 to 20 degrees.
Thursday or Friday will either rival or could become the warmest day so far this year in the Northeast. This includes in Albany, N.Y., Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The same can be said for Chicago and Detroit.
While many will welcome the mild days with open arms after the unusually cold winter, rising temperatures could lead to some problems.
Runoff from melting snow across the upper Great Lakes and northern New England may overwhelm streams and rivers. That is especially true where the ground is saturated or rivers are already running high from recent rain (or from the rain that will fall with the early week storm).
Lawns will also green up and more buds and blossoms will come out this week, which will be bad news for allergy sufferers.
The late week warmth does not mean an end to additional blasts of chilly air through the rest of April.
Following a blustery and chilly weekend, temperatures will once again take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week, and Southern California will not be excluded from rainfall this time.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Off British Columbia Coast (1918)
The Princess Sophia struck a coastal reef in severe storm and sank. All 343 aboard drowned.
Ishpemig, MI (1929)
27" of snow.
Early season snowstorm brings 7-14 inches to many locations. (13 inches at West Yellowstone).