The Eastern United States can expect a switch from the cooler Canadian air that has been present through the area, and can now look forward to some warmer summer air. Air conditioners and fans will be utilized this week as the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states will experience July-like temperatures.
The storms that appeared and impacted the Northeast this week will cause the cooler air to move out of the area, and some of the heat that has built up in the Northwest will now be carried eastward.
Anywhere from Georgia to Virginia, the weather pattern will hold in the 90’s for multiple days this week, with the bulk of it hitting during the middle and later part of the week. The humidity will then dip across the north into midweek, causing it to then climb in many areas as we move into the weekend.
For example, Raleigh (NC) has only hit 90 degrees once this year; but from Wednesday on, the Triad will have highs of 90 degrees or higher on a regular basis.
All of the coastal areas in the Northeast will experience this long-lasting heat wave. The temperatures are predicted to reach 90 degrees in Philadelphia by later this week, 80’s in New York, and 80’s in Boston as well.
Even though the temperatures will only be in the 80’s, it will feel as though it is much hotter than it is. In parts of the South, it will feel as though it is 100 degrees and will only be in the 90’s. This goes for the Mid-Atlantic I-95 corridor as well. The temperatures will feel like they’re in the 90’s, but will technically only be in the 80’s.
As for the Northern part of the Northeast, the highs will be in the 70’s in northern New England and upstate New York, with some 80 degree weather for a few localized areas. This summery pattern will hit at the perfect time, as many residents of the Northeast seemed to have wondered where the humidity has been.
For anyone who is starting vacation or finishing with school, great beach weather is definitely in the forecast. The problem is that the ocean water temperatures during June are usually less than ideal for swimming and could pose some slight risk due to their colder levels. The ocean water temperatures are ranging from the lower 70’s in Cape Hatteras (NC), the 60’s along the New Jersey Coast, and the upper 50’s along the Massachusetts coast.
Waves of cooler air began affecting the Northeast during the beginning days of June, but the temperatures present this weekend were not as extreme. The first seven days of June have averaged 10 degrees below normal in Boston, and 2 degrees below average in Washington, D.C.
As for the Deep South, the temperatures will be close to their average for the month of June. The highs in central Florida will be in the lower 90’s; following very warm conditions during April and May.
Make sure to stay hydrated when it gets this hot outside, as dehydration can happen quickly.