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    Elliot Abrams

    Midsummer Heat and Humidity Return to Northeast

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    8/19/2013, 6:44:07 AM

    Monday 9AM

    With an increase in sunshine, the Middle Atlantic states should have very warm to hot weather as we head toward midweek. A weak cool front arriving late in the week may set off thunderstorms, followed by a bit less heat next weekend. There are no signs of any return of the brief "taste of autumn" spells that have visited the Great Lakes and Northeast since the heat wave broke the last month.

    Chicago had four days in the 90s last month, but none so far in August. At Philadelphia, it reached 90 degrees or higher on 12 days in July, but has yet to reach 90 so far in August. We are predicting 90 for Wednesday. The city did not have any nights that cooled below 70 between July 1 and 23, but it has cooled below 70 on 22 of the 26 days since then.

    This morning's video:

    In Philadelphia, it has been dry most of time since more than two inches of rain fell last Tuesday. In the middle of Pennsylvania, many spots missed last week's rain completely. This radar shows some rain (mostly light) reaching the relatively dry areas today.


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