After an endless winter and a spring that seemed as if it would never start, the weather is starting to turn around says AccuWeather.
Warmest Weather so Far This Season to Arrive in Midwest, East
AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 8 April 2014 — AccuWeather.com reports another surge of warmth is forecast to spring across the Midwest and East Thursday into Friday.
The pattern has the potential to bring some of the highest temperatures of the season so far.
Temperatures are forecast to rise well into the 60s to lower 70s from the Ohio Valley to the interior Northeast and mid-Atlantic. The only cool spots will be where a breeze blows off the chilly waters of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Temperatures will climb well into the 70s across the South.
It will be dry and mild for those with outdoor plans or just trying to exercise. Many people will be able to shed jackets and long sleeves.
Some cities where weather conditions will be dry and clear for Major League Baseball on Thursday include Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
There is the risk of a shower in Chicago as the Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, but most of the time will be rain-free.
A storm system with rain and thunderstorms will travel from the Midwest to the Northeast, spanning Friday, Friday night and Saturday morning.
Record-Challenging Warmth Grips West Through Midweek
If temperatures do not breach their high mark for the season Thursday into Friday, there will be another opportunity this weekend in the wake of the storm system.
By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com