March came in like a lion, and it was supposed to go out like a lamb. But now, in mid-April, the cold that gripped the East Coast last month has suddenly returned, forcing the coats we had stuffed deep into our closets after a warm weekend back onto our shoulders.
In cities from Maine to Louisiana, temperatures dipped into the 30s Tuesday night, and a repeat is expected Wednesday night. Temperatures will begin creeping back up on Friday, and the Eastern Seaboard will be back in 60-degree territory by the weekend.
A few days ago, beautiful photo galleries of Washington’s cherry blossoms had reminded us that spring had finally arrived. Now, thanks to this satellite imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it’s clear we have to hold out just a little bit longer.