Very cold temperatures on Mother’s Day morning will soon to be replaced with more summer-like temperatures as a late-winter weather pattern is quickly replaced by a late-spring one.
Literally freezing cold temperatures were measured throughout a large part of the eastern United States early today. The arrival of these very cold morning temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories from New York south to Georgia and Alabama.
However, a changing weather pattern will make those frost and freeze issues a concern of the past rather quickly. High pressure will build just off the U.S. East coast, allowing warm readings in the southern states to start moving north into the Ohio Valley and the Mid Atlantic. By Friday, towns in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, southern Pennsylvania, an southern New Jersey will approach or even exceed the 80 degree mark. Conditions will remain very warm around the Gulf Coast with highs in the mid to upper 80’s expected there.
While the mild air mass will moderate over time, it looks like another surge of warmer temperatures is possible in about a week and a half too. By then, areas flirting with the 80 degree mark in the Mid Atlantic could see temperatures near 90.