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A heat wave is headed for the East Coast as residents in the west can expect snow

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Yes, it's well into spring but residents on the west coast should expect to make use of their snow shovels again, while east coasters will be hit with some sweltering heat this week. From Wednesday through Friday, Maine is expected to reach into the 80s, while Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York City and Detroit will approach 90-degree weather at least one day this week. 

Many cities will reach record level temperatures, some that date back to the 1800s, Alex Sosonowiski, AccuWeather meteorologist, explained.  

On Thursday Washington D.C. can expect a high of 96 degrees, a record high set on May 18th, 1877. The National Weather Service warns of high humidity levels which they call an 'early taste of summer.' 

According to Weather.com, the Northeast can expect a cold front which will allow temperatures to reach May averages over the weekend. Temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic is predicted to stay warm through the weekend, with temperatures reaching the low 80s. 

 While in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado, residents can expect wet, heavy snow from a brewing winter storm. The mountain areas will see at about 12 feet to 18 inches of snow. Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories have been issued from The National Weather Service. 

However snow this late in the year is not unusual in the west mountain areas, WeatherBug reports. Salt Lake City has an average of about 0.3 inches of snow in May while Denver receives about 1.7 inches of snow. 

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