Heat wave to end July over Northeast US

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Heat Wave Headed for Northeast

Air conditioning units and swimming pools will have their work cut out for them this week across the northeastern United States as a heat wave sets up over the region.

It will feel down right uncomfortable for many along the Interstate-95 corridor as temperature and humidity levels climb through the first half of the week and remain high through Friday.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Edward Vallee, an area of high pressure is responsible for this week's heat wave as it pumps hot, muggy air over the region from the South.

Areas from Baltimore to New York City and even up to Boston are forecast to climb above 90 F on a daily basis, while areas farther inland top out closer to the 90-degree mark.

Many cities in the Northeast have already hit 90 F multiple times this year, but this heat wave could bring the longest stretch of 90-degrees days so far this year.

When the high humidity and scorching sunshine are taken into account, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures can easily surpass 100 F.

"The climax of this heat will likely occur Wednesday, with temperatures well into the 90s, and RealFeels approaching 110 in some spots," said Vallee.

The mercury may even flirt with the triple digits around the peak heat of the middle of the week.

Temperatures are likely to fall short of breaking long-standing records, but the stifling heat can still be dangerous.

Every year there are more heat-related fatalities in the United States than there are during frigid arctic outbreaks, according to the National Weather Service.

Some of these occur when people leave their children unattended in a car during the oppressive heat. Even with windows cracked, temperatures can soar to dangerous levels in a matter of minutes.

See photos from the Northeast's recent heatwaves:

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: People relax on a hot afternoon at the Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens on August 17, 2015 in New York City. The main pool, the biggest in New York City and administered by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, sees over 3,000 people on a typical summer weekday. New York city is in the middle of a heat wave, with temperatures in the high nineties and with a heat factor making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: A woman uses a sun umbrella along the boardwalk at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on August 20, 2015 in New York City. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Thursday that July was the planet's warmest month on record. July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree. NOAA began keeping records in1880. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: A man stands in the water on a sultry morning at Coney Island in Brooklyn on July 21, 2015 in New York City. Despite an overcast sky, thousands of New Yorkers headed to area beaches to cool off from the heat and humidity. The hot weather is expected to break tomorrow with temperatures expected only in the 80's. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: A child waits to get into the Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens on August 17, 2015 in New York City. The main pool, the biggest in New York City and administered by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, sees over 3,000 people on a typical summer weekday. New York city is in the middle of a heat wave, with temperatures in the high nineties and with a heat factor making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: People enjoy a hot afternoon at the Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens on August 17, 2015 in New York City. The main pool, the biggest in New York City and administered by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, sees over 3,000 people on a typical summer weekday. New York city is in the middle of a heat wave, with temperatures in the high nineties and with a heat factor making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Life guards do their daily exercises on a sultry morning at Coney Island in Brooklyn on July 21, 2015 in New York City. Despite an overcast sky, thousands of New Yorkers headed to area beaches to cool off from the heat and humidity. The hot weather is expected to break tomorrow with temperatures expected only in the 80's. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28: A woman sits in a line for ice cream along the East River in Brooklyn on a sweltering hot afternoon on July 28, 2015 in New York City. With temperatures in the 90's and the heat index feeling over 100 degrees, New Yorkers of all ages have been flocking to pools, beaches and air conditioned rooms to try and stay cool. More hot and humid days are forecast for the remainder of the week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
People enjoy a warm day at the Astoria Park Pool in New York on August 16, 2015. At 330 feet in length, the Astoria Park Pool is the largest in New York City and one of the largest swimming facilities in the United States. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: A man looks out at the Verrazano Bridge from a pedestrian promanade on a sultry morning in Brooklyn on July 21, 2015 in New York City. Despite an overcast sky, thousands of New Yorkers headed to area Parks and beaches to cool off from the heat and humidity. The hot weather is expected to break tomorrow with temperatures expected only in the 80's. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: A woman cools off in the shade at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on August 20, 2015 in New York City. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Thursday that July was the planet's warmest month on record. July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree. NOAA began keeping records in1880. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: A man who goes by Ricky Obama tries to keep cool in the heat at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on August 20, 2015 in New York City. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Thursday that July was the planet's warmest month on record. July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree. NOAA began keeping records in1880. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Empty water containers are viewed in the trash at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on August 20, 2015 in New York City. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Thursday that July was the planet's warmest month on record. July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree. NOAA began keeping records in1880. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: A man uses a sun umbrella along the boardwalk at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on August 20, 2015 in New York City. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Thursday that July was the planet's warmest month on record. July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree. NOAA began keeping records in1880. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Beathau Wazaninka, right, sits next to her daughter Ariella as she fans herself at the Marcy Avenue subway stop during a hot weather advisory, Monday July 20, 2015 in New York. Amid today's scorching weather, the state environmental department has issued an air quality health advisory for the New York City area until 10 p.m. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Bottles of water sit for sale at a street vendor on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: People line-up for ice cream in Manhattan on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A woman holds an umbrella on a Manhattan street on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A woman carries a tired child along a Manhattan street on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: People sit on the steps of the James A. Farley Post Office Building on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: People wear shorts and other light clothing as they walk on a Manhattan street on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: People line-up for ice cream in Manhattan on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: People rest in the shade along a Manhattan street on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A woman holds a sun umbrella in Manhattan on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A woman holds an umbrella on a Manhattan street on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Children play in the Salmon Street Springs fountain in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. A heat advisory is in effect for Portland from noon Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the national weather service. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Children play in the Salmon Street Springs fountain in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. A heat advisory is in effect for Portland from noon Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the national weather service. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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Staying hydrated and wearing sunblock is also important when it comes to protecting yourself from the dangers that a heat wave brings.

"If people have to be outdoors during the peak heating hours each day, they should take breaks in the shade or indoors if they are able to do so," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Danny Pydynowski.

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The intense heat should begin to fade heading into the upcoming weekend with highs in the 80s rather than the 90s.

These temperatures are right around normal for the end of July.

This cool down should give residents in the Northeast a break from the heat and humidity heading into the opening days of August.

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