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Here is a sampling of temperatures Saturday across the Midwest and
Northeast. Notice that all locations expect for lake fronts and high elevations
can expect highs in the mid-80s. Temperatures this warm do not become normal
until late June and July. In other words, the hotter weather that occurs this
weekend is about two full months ahead of its time.
This is not terribly unusual, though. It has been known to get pretty hot in
April before. Take the Easter Weekend of 1976 when highs were in the 90s from
Indiana to southern New England. In many locations, that April heat wave turned
out to be hotter than anything else that occurred during the summer.
Story by AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.