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.