As we’ve been warning you for a few days now, a big heat wave is moving into the East Coast, and record highs started to fall on Sunday, with many more likely on Monday and Tuesday.
First things first, and it was Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine that saw at or near record highs on Sunday. Yes, that’s right – many of these locations saw snow just four weeks ago on Mother’s Day, and now they’re sweating through 90°+ degree heat. But it was several of these locations that recorded record high temperatures on Sunday.
The heat ramps up further south and east on Monday and Tuesday as warmer and muggier weather moves in. New York City, Boston, Washington and Philadelphia will all be close to record levels on Monday and possibly Tuesday as well.
By Tuesday, however, a cold front will drop down from the north, first bringing relief to New England and upstate New York before bringing cooler temperatures to the I-95 corridor by Tuesday and Wednesday. Severe weather is possible along the front as it moves through.
The end of the week looks much more seasonable across the East with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, along with much more tolerable humidity levels.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the heat out East.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi