Northeast faces cold temperatures and snow in Pennsylvania and New York on April Fools’ Day

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The Northeast faced freezing temperatures and snow on the first day of the month in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, with the surprising turnaround in the weather, no joke from April Fools’ Day.

Just as people began to enjoy warmer spring weather after a winter season of snowstorms, they were forced to put their coats back on when the temperature dropped to a stormy 1930s with wind chill to 20 mph.

The winter blast arrived in the eastern US on Thursday, coming off the back of a storm system that left flash flooding and storm damage in the south.

Snow was dumped on parts of New York State on Thursday morning, with residents sharing images of the winter snapshot on social media.

The Northeast faced freezing temperatures and snow on the first day of the month in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, with the surprising turnaround in the weather, no joke from April Fools' Day.  Pictured Thursday morning the NWS office in Binghamton

The Northeast faced freezing temperatures and snow on the first day of the month in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, with the surprising turnaround in the weather, no joke from April Fools’ Day. Pictured Thursday morning the NWS office in Binghamton

Just as people began to enjoy warmer spring weather, they were forced to put their coats back on as the temperature dropped and snow fell in the Northeast

Just as people began to enjoy warmer spring weather, they were forced to put their coats back on as the temperature dropped and snow fell in the Northeast

Just as people began to enjoy warmer spring weather, they were forced to put their coats back on as the temperature dropped and snow fell in the Northeast

Photos shared by the National Weather Service on Twitter revealed that the Binghamton office was covered in thick snow.

Welcome to April! This is what our office looked like this morning at the 7am changeover, ”it tweeted.

The NWS said lake effect snow showers will last up to two inches in some areas at night.

Forecasters warned that visibility is reduced for people driving on roads.

The NWS had issued a winter storm watch for April Fools’ Day predicting that between five and four inches of snow could fall in central New York with even more upstate in Adirondacks and Tug Hill.

The winter weather advisory was set late Wednesday to Thursday 5 p.m. ET.

“More than four inches of snow seems more likely for much of the Finger Lakes area of ​​the New York Thruway Corridor, with isolated amounts of two inches where the heaviest snow tire piles up,” forecasters warned.

A New Yorker shared a photo of the snow on the ground Thursday afternoon

A New Yorker shared a photo of the snow on the ground Thursday afternoon

A New Yorker shared a photo of the snow on the ground Thursday afternoon

Photos shared by the National Weather Service on Twitter revealed that the Binghamton office was covered in thick snow

Photos shared by the National Weather Service on Twitter revealed that the Binghamton office was covered in thick snow

Photos shared by the National Weather Service on Twitter revealed that the Binghamton office was covered in thick snow

Pennsylvania was also hit by snow showers on Thursday, especially in the higher parts north and west of the state

Pennsylvania was also hit by snow showers on Thursday, especially in the higher parts north and west of the state

Pennsylvania was also hit by snow showers on Thursday, especially in the higher parts north and west of the state

But the snowfall did not hit the predicted record levels, with the largest snowfalls in the state recorded in Paris and East Springfield, Otsego County, where four inches fell, according to Syracuse.com

Pennsylvania was also hit by snow showers on Thursday, especially in the higher parts north and west of the state.

From 5:35 p.m., snow continued to fall over central Pennsylvania before expected to drip around sunset.

The NWS State College had warned early in the morning that people should not take the shock prediction as a Fools’ Day joke.

‘This is no April Fool’s joke! Today it will feel like winter with windy and cold weather. Spring sensitive weather returns for the weekend! it tweeted Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the coldest temperatures are yet to come, with record lows expected in the East Coast and Deep South from Thursday evening to Friday morning.

Meanwhile, the coldest temperatures are yet to come, with record lows expected in the East Coast and Deep South from Thursday evening to Friday morning.

Meanwhile, the coldest temperatures are yet to come, with record lows expected in the East Coast and Deep South from Thursday evening to Friday morning.

Temperatures are expected to warm up in time for Easter weekend with dry weather and high temperatures throughout the 50s throughout New York

Temperatures are expected to warm up in time for Easter weekend with dry weather and high temperatures throughout the 50s throughout New York

Temperatures are expected to warm up in time for Easter weekend with dry weather and high temperatures throughout the 50s throughout New York

By 8 a.m., about two inches had already fallen at Erie International Airport.

The snow is due to a storm system that rises from the south and takes a northeasterly path through the US, mixing with cold air to produce snow.

In its wake, the storm left a wintery sky in the central and southern US, with temperatures near freezing Thursday morning in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

This came after winds hit speeds in excess of 60 mph and flash flooding occurred in Alabama and Tennessee Wednesday, where residents were already reeling from multiple tornadoes that hit the region last week.

In Giles County, Tennessee, three people had to be pulled from a car on Wednesday night after floodwaters submerged their vehicle to the roof.

Meanwhile, the coldest temperatures are yet to come, it reports ABC, with nearly four dozen record lows expected in the East Coast and Deep South from Thursday evening to Friday morning.

Temperatures are expected to warm up in time for Easter weekend with dry weather and 50s peaks across New York.