An unseasonably warm winter has given way to an early spring -- and that's making some folks just a bit nervous. It's not because the weather hasn't been lovely. But the fluctuating temperatures have confused flora and fauna.
Consider parts of the East Coast. On March 23, the mercury hit 83 degrees near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This week daily highs in the East Coast have dialed back to “seasonal temperatures,” said Brian Lasorsa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Washington office. On Friday temperatures near the airport capped off at 58 degrees.