Waves of Late-Summer Heat for Northeast I-95 Corridor

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
August 22, 2013; 3:06 AM
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Rounds of late-summer heat and humidity will make for some ideal beach and pool weather and will have air conditioners humming at times over the Northeast.

The bulk of the warmth appears to be taking aim during the weekdays, rather than the weekends.

Temperatures will ease on Friday, only reaching the mid-80s, following temperatures approaching the 90-degree mark on Thursday.

Following a big electricity bill during July, consumers got a break with the cool weather during the first part of August. However, the cool weather appears as though it will be less persistent over the next few weeks.

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According to Long-Range Weather Expert Paul Pastelok, "The pattern through the Labor Day weekend looks to be progressive with episodes of warm and cool conditions for the Northeast."

The next cooldown is forecast to spread from the Great Lakes to the East Coast Friday into this weekend. Nighttime temperatures are projected to dip into the 40s in the mountains, the 50s over the countryside and major city suburbs and the lower 60s in the urban areas.

Another warm-up will follow during the last week of August.

"The atmosphere is sending mixed signals about the amount and duration of warmth around the Labor Day weekend," Pastelok said. "Normally, when a tropical cyclone plows into China, as Trami is forecast to do, excessive heat builds in the Eastern U.S. 6 to 10 days later."

Other players on the weather battlefield in Asia suggest more subdued and periodic warm-ups from the end of August into early September for the northeastern U.S. with the core of the warmth likely to be centered over the Central states.

Additional spikes in 85- to 90-degree temperatures are possible during the middle of next week and part of the first week in September.

The pattern should have warm and cool weather fanatics happy at least part of the time.

Most days at the beach through Labor Day should be warm enough for swimming, despite some cool nights over the weekends.

In this Aug. 14, 2013, photo, beachgoers enjoy the narrow strip of beach that officials managed to re-open in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River, N.J., which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. A group of storm victims who still cannot return to their damaged homes appealed to New Jersey lawmakers for help during a public hearing in Atlantic City on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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