AccuWeather reports after escaping high heat over the Fourth of July weekend, temperatures soar into the 90s F and humidity levels will climb for the middle and latter part of the week.
Summer conditions will surge back as the jet stream lifts to the north. Temperatures will steadily rise across the Northeast to the west, including Ohio, into Wednesday.
“An official heat wave is likely to occur along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said. “This will be the hottest weather so far this year.”
Midweek highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s in many areas.
Highs on Wednesday will crack the 90-degree Fahrenheit mark throughout the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia to New York City to Boston and west to Ohio and Indiana.
It will mark the first 90-degree day for New York City and Boston since the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Higher humidity, which will be most noticeable over the mid-Atlantic, will create even higher AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures. Such values will approach or surpass the century mark in the I-95 corridor of the mid-Atlantic.
Due to the recent lack of heat and humidity, the hot weather at midweek may put an extra strain on residents.
There will be no cooling thunderstorms to offer heat relief, which is good news for those who want to head to local swimming pools, lakes or beaches.
The heat, however, will further dry out areas that are in need of rain. The majority of the Northeast was at least abnormally dry, according to the United States Drought Monitor’s report from last Thursday.