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Storm Shield: Eastern states shouldn't get used to Spring warmth

Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 12, 2015

It's been awhile since you've seen some warmer temperatures if you live east of the Mississippi River. And on the other side of the river, it's been awhile since you've gotten a break from any kind of heat.

But this week, everyone across the country was feeling a little warmer. It was a welcome taste of Spring.

Now it's all coming to an end.

Long-term forecast models are showing a return to the same old pattern of warmer temperatures in the West and cooler temperatures in the East through the first day of Spring...

...and even a few days after.

Before anyone begins cowering in a corner covered in electric blankets or packing their bags for some island along the Equator, it looks like the Spring-like warmth may return in that first week of April, in time for baseball’s Opening Day — except for the Northeast.

The upside is cooler than usual in early April is still warmer than cooler than usual in late February or early March.