August 2, 2021
Posted: June 21, 2021 11:10 am
Heat is building in the Northeast to start the week. However, this mid-summer type of temperatures are not predicted to continue for much longer.
It was a warm Father’s Day across much of the region with the mercury climbing to slightly above normal for this time of the year. Many cities in the northeastern corner of the US came close to reaching the 90-degree mark over the weekend. While this heat will likely hang around for the first day of summer on Monday, storms moving into the area will cool the temperature a bit by the middle of the week.
The high temperatures for Monday will stick around in the 80s for much of the Northeast, including the cities of Pittsburgh up through Boston. Farther south in the mid-Atlantic, the first day of summer will bring temperatures in the lower 90s. The presence of humidity will take the real feel temperatures even higher. These readings will be up to 10 degrees above normal for the kick off of the summer season.
A cold front arriving on Monday evening will bring along the chance of storms as well as cooler temperatures. The front will likely bring heavy rain and the chance of severe thunderstorms beginning as early as Monday afternoon for some places. This weather system will advance to the east through the day with the potential of severe weather continuing through the evening hours.
Cities in the line of fire for the severe weather include Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston, and more. This wide swath of storms may lead to flight delays and other travel disruptions. Residents in this area need to be ready for the potential of flash floods, hail, gusty winds, and isolated tornadoes.
Dry weather will begin to emerge on Tuesday, beginning in the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. However, it will take longer for the heavily populated I-95 corridor to dry out. As the clouds increase late Monday, the temperature will finally begin to drop, bringing relief to those tired of the early summer heat.
By Wednesday, most areas that experienced highs in the 90s will be back into the upper 70s and lower 80s. The threat of severe weather will largely dissipate by Tuesday. However, lingering rain showers may pervade the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
By the end of the day Tuesday, high pressure will begin to build throughout the eastern half of the US. This will dry out the lingering precipitation and deliver a beautiful Wednesday. Most areas along the I-95 corridor will enjoy lovely weather with temperatures in the 70s.
This weather pattern of dry and temperate conditions will dominate the Northeast through the rest of the week before wet weather comes back for the weekend.
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