Arctic air will plunge into much of the central and eastern United States, as the polar vortex shifts its position during early April. Following a pattern favoring more warm days than cold days into next week, a change will likely bring record cold to parts of the Midwest and East. “The polar vortex will drop into Ontario during the first weekend in April,” according to AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Joe Lundberg. This means arctic air will have a direct path into the Midwest.

“From Sunday, April 3, through the following week, most of, if not all, days will bring below-average temperatures from the northern Plains to the mid-Atlantic coast,” Lundberg said. “We expect nighttime temperatures to drop to freezing as far south as the Tennessee Valley.” READ MORE