The weekend heat wave will bring 90-degree temperatures for the northeast and mid-Atlantic
- This weekend will be totally different from last weekend.
- Humidity levels will be higher than most people in the area have experienced so far this year.
- The heat also cooks parts of the north-central United States
A week after a harsh and cold Memorial Day weekend, temperatures in the northeast and mid-Atlantic are expected to soar to midsummer levels over the next few days.
For Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, at least three consecutive days of high temperatures in the ’90s are expected from the end of the weekend to the middle of next week, constituting an official heat wave. AccuWeather said. .
“This weekend will be totally different from last weekend,” said Bernie Rayno, AccuWeather meteorologist. “We expect temperatures to climb 30, 35 and even 40 degrees more this Saturday and Sunday compared to last Saturday and Sunday,” he said.
According to AccuWeather, humidity levels will be higher than most locals have experienced so far this year, but will be a bit lower than levels often encountered during the “scorching days” of July and August. .
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The heat is also baking parts of the north-central United States, where temperatures rise in the 90s to nearly 100 degrees on Friday, which will continue through Saturday in many areas. Portions of the Dakotas could exceed 100 degrees on Saturday, Weather.com said.
Minneapolis and Green Bay will be in the 90s on Saturday. Poor air quality was a problem in the Minneapolis-St. The Paul metro area on Friday due to the heat, the National Weather Service reported.
“We will at least have record temperatures,” Weather.com meteorologist Ari Sarsalari said. He also said the heat will persist over the next week in many areas. “It looks like temperatures will be well above average throughout the northern United States,” he said.
Another weather headline item will be the additional heavy rains expected to fall over the central and western Gulf Coast region, particularly along the Interstate 10 corridor between Houston and New Orleans, a declared the National Weather Service. Up to 4 inches of rain is possible through Saturday, which could lead to flooding.
Flood monitoring is in effect across much of southern Louisiana.