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

Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-12 13:54:30-04

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.