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Brief Warmup for Unusually Cool East Coast

It hasn’t exactly been the warmest of summers so far through parts of the Northeast, but Tuesday will see a brief warmup before a return to rather unseasonably comfortable temperatures later in the week.

Temperatures today along the I-95 corridor in the Northeast rocketed well into the 80s and near 90 in spots, especially in and around Washington D.C. But this surge of seasonable warmth (D.C.’s average high for today is 88) will be short-lived. Storms are already pushing their way into western Pennsylvania and upstate New York, and they’ll move their way towards the coastline during the day on Wednesday, all in association with a cold front that will bring big changes for the region, particularly by the end of the week and into the weekend.

A slow-moving cold front will cool things off for Wednesday and Thursday, with a chance of storms on both Wednesday and Thursday in the northeast (and a better chance for Boston and central and northern New England on Thursday). Temperatures will slowly drop off into the lower 80s for both Wednesday and Thursday from Boston all the way down to Washington, but those lower temperature readings will be accompanied by sunny skies. Overall, beautiful weather in the Northeast is likely through the weekend as a big dome of high pressure builds in, keeping temperatures slightly below average, but we doubt anyone will be complaining about highs in the low 80s with moderate dewpoints.

Enjoy the continued pleasant weather and stay tuned to WeatherNation for all the latest!

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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