ACCUWEATHER - The comfortable temperatures gracing the I-95 corridor this April Fools' Day will only be a tease with a significant cold shot on the horizon.
After spring made a comeback across New England and the mid-Atlantic this Easter weekend, temperatures continue to rise along the I-95 corridor for April Fools' Day, warming into the 60s as far north as Atlantic City, N.J.
Monday will actually turn out to be the warmest day since the unusual taste of spring in January for many communities.
However, some residents may view Monday's warmth as a cruel April Fools' Day joke from Mother Nature with winter set to get the upper hand on its fight against spring for control of the weather by Tuesday.
Winter's fierce blow to spring will come in the form of a cold front, opening the door for a noticeable drop in temperatures from Monday to Tuesday along the I-95 corridor (southward to North Carolina).
The cold blast first chilled the Upper Midwest on Sunday, spreading to more of the Midwest, Northeast's interior and southward to Oklahoma on Monday.
Monday's warmth along the I-95 corridor will be replaced by highs in the 40s on Tuesday southward to Baltimore, Md., while temperatures on Tuesday are held to the 50s in Richmond, Va., and snow showers fly downwind of the Great Lakes.
"While the air [headed to the Northeast for Tuesday] will certainly not be as cold as most days experienced during March in the region, it will be accompanied by gusty winds," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
"So a person standing outside for more than a few minutes waiting for the bus or train may mind it, especially in the shade, before sunrise or after sunset," Sosnowski continued.
AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures along the Northeast's I-95 corridor can average 10 to 15 degrees lower than Tuesday's actual forecast temperature.
There is good news for those cheering on spring during its ongoing battle with winter.
There are signs that spring will finally get the upper hand over winter across the eastern half of the U.S. in the not too distant future.