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Dog Days of Summer Continue for the Northeast

7 Aug 2021, 3:10 pm

Rain and cooler air worked in for the last few days across the northeast, but as we head into the second week of August, the humidity and heat is back for the northeast!


Heat really starts to peak on Tuesday into Wednesday, but it is the humidity in combination with the hot temperatures that will lead to the oppressive feel.

We can expect heat index values anywhere from 5-10° above the actual temperature.

Temps through the middle and end of next week will be in the upper 80s and 90s with dew points in the 60s and 70s.

Dew Points

Dew points will sit in the 60s and 70s through the mid-Atlantic states, leading to the high heat indexes. This is where we start to get into the uncomfortable and oppressive categories.


The extended outlooks into the rest of August show moderate confidence of above average temperatures for the northeast.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!