Intense Heat, Humidity Arrives for DC to Boston
June 25, 2013; 5:37 AM
On queue for the first few days of summer, intense heat has arrived across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The mercury will reach the 90-degree mark from Washington D.C. to Boston on at least a couple of occasions this week.
Many locations will have their highest temperatures recorded so far this year. Washington D.C. is expected to reach the mid-90s Tuesday and Wednesday. The highest temperature so far this year was 91 degrees on June 1.
The same can be said for New York City. AccuWeather.com is predicting 92 for a high on Wednesday. The highest temperature so far this year was 90 degrees, reached three days in a row late last month.
This go around, an official heat wave is not expected in New York City with just two days in a row of 90-degree heat expected. Hot and steamy air will also trigger spotty thunderstorms Tuesday into Tuesday evening.
High Temperatures This Week For Selected Cities
The heat will not be extreme enough to break records. Record-high temperatures in the big cities for this time of year are near or above 100 degrees.
Despite not reaching record levels, high humidity will make this heat feel even worse. With dew point temperatures reaching the lower 70s, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures could near 100 degrees in a few places.
A change in the pattern is expected for the end of the week, when a series of cold fronts will bring thunderstorms and cooler temperatures.