The heat set to expand eastward from the southern Plains this week will not be quick to race to the Northeast and may even avoid much of New England.
The return of 75-degree warmth is not in the offering for the Northeast through at least Wednesday.
Some mid-Atlantic communities, including Philadelphia and Baltimore, will see temperatures rise into the lower 70s on a couple of days. Otherwise, highs in the 50s and 60s will be common across the Northeast.
Near the eastern Great Lakes and northern New England is where temperatures will mainly be held to the 50s, which--outside of northern Maine--is cool for early May.
Spotty showers and a breeze from this weekend will linger across New England through Monday.
The winds will calm enough for frost and freeze concerns in parts of northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York, western Massachusetts and northern New England (west of I-95) Monday and/or Tuesday night.
Bradford, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding typically colder areas may even dip below freezing Sunday night.
It will take Thursday and Friday for 80-degree warmth to surge back to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the rest of the mid-Atlantic as the storm system threatening to spark more severe weather across the Plains heads eastward.
However, the storm may track in such a fashion to prevent the warmth from spilling across eastern New York and most of New England.
"Exactly where the storm's frontal boundary sets up with clouds, showers and thunderstorms will determine which areas hit 80 F and which places only 100 miles away hover in the 50s and 60s," stated AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
It will be a close call on Friday and Saturday with a brief surge of warmth versus stubborn cooler air in upstate New York and New England. This includes Boston and Portland.
The same can be said for New York City, in regards to whether temperatures soar or the city misses out on the early taste of summer.
"As far as prolonged warmth for eastern and northern New England, that will likely hold off until the weekend of May 17-18," according to AccuWeather.com Long Range Forecaster Mark Paquette.
Residents elsewhere in the Northeast should not put away their jackets when temperatures spike late in the week.
Paquette anticipates another shot of cool air around Tuesday, May 13 with the threat of frost across the interior Northeast during the following couple of days.
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Following severe storms that produced several tornadoes and tore a path of destruction through Jacksonville, Alabama, on Monday, residents from Florida to coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina should be on alert for severe weather on Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorms will threaten lives and property in portions of the southeastern United States into Tuesday in one of the first severe weather outbreaks of the year.
Over the first half of March, three separate and powerful nor’easters rattled the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and that number could increase to four later this week.
A second round of cold air from the “Beast from the East” sent temperatures tumbling below freezing across much of Germany over the weekend and little relief is expected through midweek.
Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has claimed the lives of at least 17 people in Madagascar as the storm produced flooding and mudslides.
Another major storm will spread wet snow and travel disruptions from parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to coastal New Hampshire and Maine as winter winds down and spring begins.
As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, severe and drenching storms will erupt across areas from the southern Plains to the Southeast to close out this weekend.