July-like heat to bake northeastern US this week
By Alex Sosnowski for AccuWeather
July-like heat will make a comeback over the Northeast this week as temperatures hit 10-15 degrees above average.
Temperatures from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, will hit 90 F or higher each day through Friday.
New York City and Hartford, Connecticut, will experience 90-degree temperatures during the latter part of this week.
Average highs for early September range from the middle 70s in Boston to the middle 80s in Washington, D.C.
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AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will climb past 100 for several hours during the afternoon. The pattern will also make for warm nights, when compared to the past week or so.
In terms of humidity, conditions will not be quite as extreme as that of early August and July.
However, people should take precautions during hot and humid weather. Stay hydrated and minimize vigorous physical activity during the hottest part of the day.
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During this weekend and into early next week, a couple of fronts will slice southeastward into the hot, humid air.
The fronts will bring an uptick in showers and thunderstorms.
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The most notable relief will be across the interior mid-Atlantic and New England, where temperatures can be slashed by 10-20 degrees. However, along much of the mid-Atlantic coast, temperatures will remain near or above average during next week.