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The heat will be on – finally – in the northeast!

13 Jun 2014, 9:45 pm

Finally, it’s going to feel like summer in the northeast.

I’ve heard the complaints from my friends back in Boston (where I went to college) and New York (where I grew up in the Connecticut suburbs). When’s summer coming? After a brutal winter where near-record snows fell in New York and in particular Philadelphia, my family and friends can’t wait for that put-your-face-in-the-nearest-air-conditioner, curly-hair-inducing, jump-in-the-nearest-body-of-water-or-fire-hydrant sweltering heat that the northeast is famous for this time of year. But it hasn’t happened yet.

Not even close.

In New York, we’ve been below our average high in the mid-70s practically all week as a gloomy weather pattern has kept temperatures in check throughout much of the northeast. No washouts in the Big Apple (except for Friday), but lots of grey skies. In Washington, not only have we been well below our average high in the mid-80s, but we’ve also been stuck with a persistent slew of moisture that’s led to flash flooding in much of the region, varying from one suburb to the other over the course of the last three days.

But it’s all changing. Washington has a chance at a storm on Monday night with a weak cold front, as does much of the I-95 corridor, but we’re looking at mostly warmer temperatures (New York and Philadelphia will likely hit 90 degrees for the first time this season next week) and far drier conditions than we experienced this week! Sunshine will, with only a handful of interruptions, rule the day out here along the east coast, and temperatures will finally feel a lot more like mid-June and less like late-April.

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Our in-house computer model has temperatures peaking in the low-to-mid 90s on Tuesday in New York, Philadelphia and Washington before cooling off some towards the end of the week. I’m calling for a little cooler than that – think right around 90 for all three cities for Tuesday – with humidity on the increase as the weekend ends and the work week starts, and it stays dry until likely next Friday or Saturday (we’re still a ways out on that part of the forecast, though).

Get out there and enjoy it!

(New York City-born) Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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