A stretch of summer warmth will arrive in the northeast following days of cloudy, dreary and cool conditions.
Much of the northeast, especially upstate New York and New England have experienced an unusually cool and damp spring. The lack of sunshine and several cold fronts are to blame for the cool weather.
A coastal storm will pass offshore of New England Friday with the bulk of the rain staying at bay. This storm will keep parts of the northeast a bit cooler for Friday. The big temperature increase will not arrive until the end of the weekend and into next week.
Temperatures will be near average on Friday across much of the northeast. Saturday is when the heat and humidity will be noticeably higher. Widespread 90 degree temperatures can be expected into early next week as the jet stream surges north and winds flow out of the southwest.
Residents in the northeast should be sure their air-conditioners are working properly. Temperatures by Sunday and Monday will max out in the 90s for the Mid-Atlantic states and much of New England. With the heat and humidity combined, temperatures may feel close to 100 degrees along the I-95 corridor by Monday.
It’s crucial for anyone spending time outdoors to reapply sunscreen and to remain hydrated. This setup has the potential to bring some of the hottest air this season to the northeast.